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Blind envy?




Blind envy? Envy, a pervasive sin, surfaces in the story of Peter and Jesus. In John's Gospel, as Jesus prepares to ascend, He questions Peter's love thrice, affirming his path to apostleship. Yet, Peter's focus shifts to John, asking, "What about him?" (John 21:19). This envy blinds him to his unique journey, highlighting envy's insidious nature.     


Think about it. Envy blinds us to God's purpose and grace, leading us to overlook diverse allocations of pain, suffering, and wealth.


God’s Word tells us: “He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’ ‘No,’ they answered'” (John 21:21-23).


When we blindly lash out at others, that have something we don’t, when we allow the “poisonous thoughts” of envy to “constrict” the world that God has purposely, deliberately given to us, we not only cheat ourselves but we place a burden on those upon whom we have dropped our load of envy. Each of us needs to be content with what we have been given.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, guide us to resist envy's grip, to accept Your plan with contentment. Help us avoid lashing out and burdening others, especially those in the faith. Grant us the grace to appreciate the blessings You've bestowed upon us, fostering peace and gratitude in our hearts. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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Blind envy?




Blind envy? Envy, a pervasive sin, surfaces in the story of Peter and Jesus. In John's Gospel, as Jesus prepares to ascend, He questions Peter's love thrice, affirming his path to apostleship. Yet, Peter's focus shifts to John, asking, "What about him?" (John 21:19). This envy blinds him to his unique journey, highlighting envy's insidious nature.     


Think about it. Envy blinds us to God's purpose and grace, leading us to overlook diverse allocations of pain, suffering, and wealth.


God’s Word tells us: “He called out to them, ‘Friends, haven’t you any fish?’ ‘No,’ they answered'” (John 21:21-23).


When we blindly lash out at others, that have something we don’t, when we allow the “poisonous thoughts” of envy to “constrict” the world that God has purposely, deliberately given to us, we not only cheat ourselves but we place a burden on those upon whom we have dropped our load of envy. Each of us needs to be content with what we have been given.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, guide us to resist envy's grip, to accept Your plan with contentment. Help us avoid lashing out and burdening others, especially those in the faith. Grant us the grace to appreciate the blessings You've bestowed upon us, fostering peace and gratitude in our hearts. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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