Sunday, July 09, 2006

Green with Envy

Ever since I heard the lesson recently in church about jealousy and all the consequences and ramifications of it, I have for the first time been able to come to terms with what is happening to the U.S. and Israel in the context of the Middle East.

Jealousy and envy are sins. They are sins of the mental attitude, but sins nonetheless. All sin starts in the mind. Some types of sin go further and express themselves with the tongue. Still others originate in the mental attitude and express themselves overtly, i.e. murder and theft.

In extreme forms, jealousy can manifest itself in psychosis.

It is evident that what we term "radical islam" is jealous of the United States. They are envious of our freedom. Jesus Christ came that we might have freedom in Him. We built this country based on the freedoms we enjoy from our liberty in Christ.

Islam is jealous to the extreme about our religous liberty. Ditto with our free and open society. They can't stand it. Jealous people make demands on others. Islam demands we see things their way. Some are so jealous, they will strap on explosives and set it off in a crowd of innocent people. This is the psychosis we see in extreme forms of jealousy.

The next time you see the images on the MSM, look closer. You might notice the tinge of green that comes from envy!