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Away with Spiritual Envy!

July 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Connie Rossini, Envy, Humility, Trust in God

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Away with spiritual envy! It’s so easy to be influenced by the attitudes of the culture. We fight against a utilitarian attitude when we fight assisted suicide and euthanasia. We know that being is more important than doing. Yet, in our own lives, we often feel unworthy when we see all our weaknesses. Spiritual envy and despair are twin sisters. One says, “It’s not fair! I don’t have the graces that God... Read More

The Holy Innocents

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THE HOLY INNOCENTS “ Then Herod, perceiving that he was deluded by the Wise Men, was exceedingly angry, and sending, killed all the men-children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the confines thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the Wise Men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the Prophet, saying: “A voice in Ramah was heard, lamentation and... Read More

Envy: The No Win Sin (Part II of II)

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In our previous post on envy, we looked at what envy is and how it manifests in our lives. Today, we will examine the difference between envy and jealousy and talk about getting some prayer and perspective on this issue. Jealousy and Envy There is a difference between jealousy and envy. They are often used in the same way, but are two different things. Jealousy is the feeling that someone has something that rightfully belongs to... Read More

Envy: The No Win Sin (Part I of II)

February 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Capital Sins, Envy, Patti Maguire Armstrong, Sin

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Let’s play the “What if…” game. What if you just lost your job while your co-worker received a promotion and a big raise? Would you be happy for him? What if a parent that was often critical of your children, found out that her child was just caught for cheating? Would you feel the slightest bit of satisfaction? What if your child dropped out of school while a friend’s child was just awarded a 4-year scholarship to... Read More

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