There is a legend that Augustine, accosted on the street by a former mistress shortly after his commitment to Christ, turned & walked in the opposite direction.
Surprised, the woman cried out, "Augustine, it is I."
But Augustine, proceeding on his way, cried back to her, "Yes, but it is not I."
What he meant was that there was a new Augustine & that this new Augustine would avoid the very territory & appearance of evil.
1 Thess 5:22: “ Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
“Every time you defeat a temptation, you become more like Jesus!” - Rick Warren.