Saturday, May 28, 2011


I listened to an excellent talk on envy today. I wonder if this is the big sin of our age. I want stuff, not so much for the sake of the stuff, but for the sake of having as much or more than others. Joseph's brothers didn't feel the need for a colourful coat until their brother got one. I'm perfectly content with my house until I visit my wealthy friends' houses. I am satisfied with my 3 kids until I hear that a friend is expecting her fourth. [Then I have to remind myself that I don't want another and to feel that twinge of unease (I'm no longer winning!) is silly and wrong.]

It really is a good talk. Put it on while you're washing the dishes or doing the ironing.


  1. I heard that today's gluttony talk was also very good. Might be worth downloading the whole series.

  2. What a fantastic idea for a sermon series! Thanks for the recommendation.
    (PS. Can I just say I was feeling very satisfied with my 3 kids too...had well and truly moved on from last year's sentiment of feeling envious when others had more....I'm still not quite sure how to feel about this unexpected surprise that everybody is now telling me that I must be very excited about....)