Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Just a Thought...

Do you know what jealousy is? Jealousy is having all the books in Barnes & Noble except the one you want, the one that is sitting in someone else's stack of purchases. Jealousy is watching the person with the last concert ticket walk away from the window as you stand in front of a 'Sold out' sign. Jealousy is the bitterness that is experienced when you dislike that Barnes & Noble shopper or that innocent music fan, simply for what they have unknowingly taken away from you. Rarely does one stop to think that perhaps it is deserved, or perhaps it is in God's plan for it to happen that way. In the heat of an envious moment or experience, the malice and fear that strike the heart are not logical, proportional to the situation, or accurate in the slightest. They are, however, centered around one integral flaw: selfishness. Too self-concerned to sacrifice the book for the joy of another (or perhaps the wellbeing of the book), too inward to allow another to experience the thrill of a concert, one often doesn't even recognize the havoc this vice wreaks on the soul.

'O LORD, wash away my iniquities and cleanse me of my sinfulness!'

4 Comments:

At September 28, 2005 7:32 PM, Blogger Rambling Rose Cottage said...

I stumbled upon your blog. Very thought-provoking. Thank you.

 
At September 28, 2005 7:40 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Thank you!

 
At September 30, 2005 10:31 AM, Blogger Just Me said...

Just found your blog, and I like it. I usually blog at work, just because I don't like to really work.

 
At September 30, 2005 3:49 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Cool, I like your icon!

 

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