DON’T BE JEALOUS. It hinders true love. #100WaysIn100Days

DON’T BE JEALOUS. It hinders true love.

Learn to #GetMercy and #GiveMercy during and beyond the these last 90 days of the #JubileeYearOfMercy!

It’s never too late to begin to #LiveMercy!


90 days left…


Amazing the type of words associated with jealousy! Envy · covetousness · suspicion · suspiciousness · distrust · mistrust · insecurity · anxiety · possessiveness · overprotectiveness · resentment · resentfulness · bitterness · spite · the green-eyed monster…! I can live without that! Without these in my own heart and without these in my relationships.

I choose love, merciful love, non-jealous love. The type of love-mercy exhibited by God toward us, His children, from the beginning of creation. The type of self-giving and other-rejoicing love-mercy described by Pope Francis in his Encyclical Letter Amoris Laetitia, On The Joy of Human Love or Love in the Family:

Love is not jealous

95. Saint Paul goes on to reject as contrary to love an attitude expressed by the verb zelói – to jealous or envious. This means that love has no room for discom ture at another person’s good fortune (cf. Acts 7:9; 17:5). Envy is a form of sadness provoked by another’s prosperity; it shows that we are not concerned for the happiness of others but only with our own well-being. Whereas love makes us rise above ourselves, envy closes us in on ourselves. True love values the other person’s achievements. It does not see him or her as a threat. It frees us from the sour taste of envy. It recognizes that everyone has different gifts and a unique path in life. So it strives to discover its own road to happiness, while allowing others to find theirs.

96. In a word, love means fulfilling the last two commandments of God’s Law: “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour’s” (Ex 20:17). Love inspires a sincere esteem for every human being and the recognition of his or her own right to happiness. I love this person, and I see him or her with the eyes of God, who gives us everything “for our enjoyment” (1 Tim 6:17). As a result, I feel a deep sense of happiness and peace. This same deeply rooted love also leads me to reject the injustice whereby some possess too much and others too little. It moves me to find ways of helping society’s outcasts to nd a modicum of joy. That is not envy, but the desire for equality.

(Amoris Laetitia, 93-94:

Lord, #MercyMe and allow me to know and show the #MisericordiaeVultus, the #FaceOfMercy to others beyond the end of the #JubileeOfMercy. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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