Truly He is risen!
Alveus Lacuna (is that meant to mean "Empty Riverbed/Tray..."?) wrote: "What if every time I have a lustful thought, I cut myself? Does this honor God?"
The difference between that sort of self-harm which indicates something is wrong with a person, and self-affliction which glorifies God, is not always immediately apparent. Much discretion, wisdom of humility, and simple obedience is required to distinguish these. Generally the godly kind of self-aflliction aims more at stifling passions, than causing actual damage to the structures of the body. I can't, for example, think of any saints (Orthodox) who actually cut themselves with a sharp instrument (I can think of some Roman-catholic examples, but they're not in the true faith, so... no wonder).
The possessed boy's father said of the devil, "and oftentimes hath he [the devil] cast him [the poor boy] into the fire and into waters to destroy him. But if thou [Christ] canst do any thing, help us!" There, we see a destructive and devilish harm to the body, symbolising specific forms of harm to the soul. On the other hand, we read in St. Gregory Dialogist's life of St. Benedict the Great: "There was a certain woman whom he had once seen, the memory of whom the evil spirit placed in his mind. By the representation of her, he [the devil] mightily inflamed the soul of God's servant with concupiscence, which so increased that--almost overcome with pleasure--he [St. Benedict] was of a mind to have left the wilderness. But, suddenly helped by God's grace, he came to himself, and seeing many thick briers and nettle bushes were growing nearby, he took off his clothes and threw himself into the midst of them. He rolled around there so long that when he got up, all his flesh was pitifully torn. And so, by the wounds of his body, he cured the wounds of his soul. For he turned pleasure into pain, and by the outward burning of extreme smart, he quenched that fire which was burning inwardly in his soul, being fed by the fuel of carnal thoughts. So by this means he overcame sin, because he made a change in the [type of] fire. From that time forth, as he himself afterwards told his disciples, he found all temptation of pleasure so subjugated that he never experienced any such thing. Many, after this, began to abandon the world, and to become his pupils."
How horrific is the former case, how inspiring the latter!