Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Love is not envious.
1. To feel uneasiness, mortification or discontent, at the sight of superior excellence, reputation or happiness enjoyed by another; to repine at another's prosperity; to fret or grieve one's self at the real or supposed superiority of another, and to hate him on that account.
Envy not thou the oppressor. Prov.3.
Whoever envies another, confesses his superiority.
2. To grudge; to withhold maliciously.
Who would envy at the prosperity of the wicked?
So you see, in practicing Love I will not envy, or feel in any way badly when someone does a great job at something. But it is an interesting experiment to notice how I behave in certain situations, not realizing that incidentally I envy someone’s happiness or success. Not even realizing what I do, so to pay attention is the beginning of learning.