I am not so envious of other people, nor am I so jealous of other people’s possessions
and talents. When I was drinking, I was secretly full of jealousy and envy of those
people who could drink normally, who had the love and respect of their families, who
lived a normal life and were accepted as equals by their friends. I pretended to
myself that I was as good as they were, but I knew it wasn’t so. Now I don’t have
to be envious any more. I try not to want what I don’t deserve. I’m content to live with
what I have earned by my efforts to live the right way. More power to those who
have what I have not. At least, I’m trying. Have I got rid of the poison of envy?
Meditation For The Day
“My soul is restless till it finds its rest in Thee.” A river flows on, until it loses itself
in the sea. Our spirits long for rest in the Spirit of God. We yearn to realize a peace,
a rest, a satisfaction that we have never found in the world or its pursuits. Some are
not conscious of their need, and shut down the doors of their spirits against the
spirit of God. They are unable to have true peace.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may feel the divine unrest. I pray that my soul may find its rest in God.