1Truly God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
2But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,
my steps had nearly slipped.
3 For I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
You’ve been looking around and the conspicuous
consumption of other people has fuelled your discontent.
You know those moments when you are tempted
to take a shortcut to get the status or stuff others
seem to enjoy so easily. Its called cheating.
You’ve been comparing yourself to others and
are consumed with self-doubt and condemnation.
Envy is the death of contentment.
Envy fuels self-righteousness.
Envy can never satisfactorily fuel ambition for
it creates an ambition that will crush us.
Envy clouds our capacities for both mercy and justice.
The Gospel interrupts the envy cycle with
the announcement of hope in the Kingdom of God and
confidence in the love of God.