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SIN. ENVY. - ANGER. - SLOTH. Envy. 1. Envy is a certain sorrow or vexation caused by the happiness, prosperity or success of another or a malicious joy felt at his misfortune or failure. 2. Envy is …More
SIN.
ENVY. - ANGER. - SLOTH.
Envy.
1.
Envy is a certain sorrow or vexation caused by the happiness, prosperity or success of another or a malicious joy felt at his misfortune or failure.
2. Envy is a grievous sin, firstly, because it is directly opposed to the love of our neighbour, and secondly, because through it we become like Satan himself, whose envy brought sin into the world and who through envy is always seeking to injure us.
3. The spirit of envy is a perpetual torture to the unfortunate person who falls under its sway. It gnaws at, and eats out, his heart.
4. Envy gives rise to a great many other sins - unfounded suspicious, calumnies, backbiting, discord, hatred and even injury to property and life as well as national suffering and disaster.
5. The contrary virtue is brotherly charity, which disposes us to share the joys and sorrows of others as if they were our own. 6. To guard against envy we must (1) ever bear in mind that we are all brothers in Jesus Christ; (2) pray …More