Cherishing another's good

How happy we are when we can truly rejoice with someone about the good that comes to him and when we can genuinely admire another's excellence without feeling threatened. But what can we do about those times when envy would surge through our thinking, dampening our spirits and perhaps even threatening to spoil the good for another?

Envy, a dictionary notes, involves discontent or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune. It is a mortal state of thought, and its indulgence opens the door to all kinds of problems. But the wonderful fact is, envy has no genuine cause or effect, and has never been expressed by the man of God's creating.

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January 11, 1982
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