Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Lent Day 25: Envy. Envy is feelings of resentment for not possessing what others have. Much of modern day envy is driven by the mass media and capitalism, which attempts to persuade us that we need to buy things in order to be happy. This creates phenomenon like: keeping up with the Jones; consumerism; fashion; planned obsolescence of electronic and appliances; unrealistic standard of beauty. May we come to appreciate what we have and lean the difference between what we need and what we want.