Thursday, August 02, 2012

Fighting Envy

Here is a great quote on appreciating the way God made us from The Cup of Our Life: A Guide to Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp.

We aren't meant to be like everyone else, although we constantly hear this expectation. This same culture instills in us the idea that there's something wrong with us - we are flawed - if we don't measure up to certain qualifications. Maybe that's why so many people envy others' bodies, intelligence, personality traits, or talents. We tend to consistently sit in judgment upon ourselves and upon others. This is dangerous for the spiritual life . . . When we consistently compare ourselves with others, we can end up rejecting our selves - God's beloved creatures - and we follow someone else's dream instead of our own.

Today give thanks to God for all you are and have.

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