If there is one trait that can derail our progress instantly, it is jealousy; desiring and despising what others are blessed with in life.
In our readings for this day we hear how hating someone else for what they have leads to murderous thoughts. As we talked about with the fifth commandment, in our lives, it might not be physical murder but our desire to destroy the reputation of a person for no reason other than personal vendetta. Jealousy makes us act in unimaginable ways toward others while robbing us of recognizing our own blessings. Celebrate you, don’t destroy another. See where jealousy has gotten the best of you and how you can correct it.