Do you sometimes feel envious ?
I felt envy this morning when I was looking at photos of beautiful flowers growing in the gardens of fellow bloggers.
I saw dozens of amazing blossoms, and then I felt dejected because my garden has only a few tiny crocuses blooming. It is still too cold for outside flowers here.
Envy is a serious sin; God commands us not to envy or covet what someone else has, because he knows that this sin makes us miserable. The Tenth Commandment instructs us not to covet, or envy. (Exodus 20:17)
As well, this sin is offensive to God because it tells him that what he has given us is not good enough. We expect something more.
God chooses to bless us all differently. He appreciates an attitude of gratitude.
Just as I was contemplating the sin of envy, my husband returned from getting groceries in a neighbouring village.
He brought me fifteen white roses !
I am so thankful to the person who transported these roses, in the middle of a pandemic, to a rural Newfoundland grocery store !
Let us ask for the grace not to be envious of others, but instead let us rejoice in the many blessings, large and small, that God gives us every day.