Sunday, 18 October 2015

Thursday Week 2 Year 2

Some people like to wear green clothing, due to a number of reasons. Some even make a fashion statement of the colour green, by not only wearing green apparel, but also including other matching accessories like bags, shoes, watches and other items. But seeing green (another word for "jealousy") isn't quite the "fashion" statement we would want to make. Some of us see green due to a number of reasons, including insecurity, fear, concern and anxiety over an anticipated loss or status of something of great personal value. When we see green, we may end up committing greater sins or heinous acts.

In today's reading, we come across king Saul who was seeing quite a lot of green, since David was being praised more than he. Just because of a few additional words of praise, jealousy had taken over king Saul and made him plan to kill David. Are mere words of praise sufficient grounds for a person to become excessively jealous? If one is insecure and egoistic, even mere words could be seen as a threat. But if one realises one's worth, then it would not really matter after all. May we be on our guard and not allow the poison of jealousy to rear its ugly head, and let the Lord guide us to walk humbly in His ways.

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