Skip to comments.The Anatomy of Envy
Posted on 09/25/2006 8:00:08 AM PDT by Salvation
|Anatomy of Envy
|Recently a prominent CEO told a mixed group of business leaders that regardless of their religion they simply had to read the Bible. Why? Because success in business depends not so much upon understanding financial reports as it does upon understanding people. And when it comes to a book that reveals what makes people tick, there is none better than the Bible.
Perhaps Christians ought to pay heed to this businessman. We often get our ideas about people more from our own wishful thinking than Gods inspired Word. We expect that people will applaud and honor us when we live upright lives that are honorable, chaste, and charitable. We are shocked when they do the opposite.
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Salvation, I can't think of a better example of the envy spoken about in this article than the leaders of the Democratic Party. Look at Ted Kennedy and his absolute hatred for George Bush. I have never heard the President try to smear anyone. By his example, the President tries to be a good Christian. Kennedy, who parades his Catholicism, spews hatred everytime he speaks. Then we have Kerry, Durbin and Pelosi (who I think is Catholic).
Their hatred goes beyond political discourse. There was an article about Henry Hyde in yesterday's Chicago Sun times about his Catholicism and how it was his guiding force in public life and how he doesn't see it anymore being practiced by Catholics in public life. I will send you the reference if I can find it.
**I will send you the reference if I can find it.**
That would be great.
Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi, etc. are what I like to call CINOs. Catholics in Name Only. They leave a lot to be desired.
But even the good thief was forgiven on the Cross for his sins. I know, he repented! Can't tell if these people would or not.
Wonderful article! I had never thought about envy in this way before. The attitude of the wicked toward the virtuous permeates our society.
**The attitude of the wicked toward the virtuous permeates our society.**
Indded, one need look no further than the recent incident over an intellectual speech given at a University by Pope Benedict XVI and the jihadist reaction to it.
He can call himself a Catholic and "profess" Christ, but his evil tongue proves he does not "possess" Christ in his heart.