#47: Envy (Deadly Sin Series 4 of 7)

Today’s episode on envy is the fourth in a seven part series on the seven deadly sins.

Saint Quotes of the Week

“For many weep with them that weep, but still do not rejoice with them that rejoice, but are in tears when others rejoice; now this comes of grudging and envy.” – St. John Chrysostom

“Thenceforth envy rages on the earth, in that he who is about to perish by jealousy obeys the author of his ruin, imitating the devil in his jealousy; as it is written, “But through envy of the devil death entered into the world.” Therefore they who are on his side imitate him.” – St. Cyprian

“Envy not the great ones of this world then riches, honors, dignities, or applause given them by men; but envy rather those who most love Jesus Christ, who undoubtedly enjoy greater happiness than the first monarchs of the earth. Return thanks to the Lord for enlightening you to discover the vanity of all wordly things, for the sake of which so many unhappily perish.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

Recommended Reading

Centesimus Annus by Pope St. John Paul II

G.K. Chesterton – The Seven Deadly Sins by Dale Ahlquist

Summa II-II, Q. 36 (Envy)

 

Challenge of the Week

Train yourself against envy by getting in the habit of verbally congratulating others.  Make an effort to congratulate someone this week.  This could be a family member, friend or co-worker.

 

Dinner Table Questions

1. When do you find yourself being the most envious?
2. In addition to envying the material possessions of others, do you ever envy someone’s spiritual possessions?
3. If you have kids, do you notice them being envious of other kids?  What can we do as parents to teach our kids not to be envious of others?

 

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