Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Envy


In our mission today, we talked about envy.  I was thinking of envy of people.  But in discussion, I found out that most of them weren't envious of people, but rather their place in life.

Children of alcoholics, envied children of parents who took better care of their children.  Parents who went to ball games.  Homes, children could take friends into.

Families who encouraged children to continue their education, and helped them go to college, rather than pull the children out of school to go to work.

I didn't know what to tell them.  God put us all in certain situations for a reason.  Some could see a reason.  Others are rather angry at God for putting them where He did.

Again, I didn't know what to tell them.  Their situations drew them to God, or they wouldn't be listening to me.  

Is it possible, that in some cases, envy can cause spiritual growth?

If it does, then can we say that about all sin?