Monday, May 31, 2010
TRY THIS IDEA ON FOR SIZE . . .
Envy can be an act of faith. I am not talking about envy that says, "you have something I want and don't have. Therefor you must not have it." I mean the envy turned on its head that says "if God has allowed you to prosper, why not me as well? My time must therefor be coming." To stare in astonishment at another's good fortune need not be a sickening revelation of one's own preterition. It can be a message of hope and divine love. The sickly sweet taste of envy need not be the sickly sweet taste of sin and revenge, but a precursor to a higher desire's fulfilment.