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

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... Read More

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

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

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... Read More

Imitation of Christ Wk 6 of 10

January 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

The Imitation of Christ Week 6 of 10 The Anguish of Envy He who has received less ought not to become dejected, nor become angry, nor envious of the one who has received more. Rather, he should look to You and praise Your great goodness since You have bestowed Your gifts so freely, so willingly, so lavishly, and without respect of persons. All good things come from You and, therefore, You are to... Read More