The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy
Passage: Psalm 37:1-11
Quotes referenced in sermon:
Aquinas: "The sorrow of another's good."
Sayers: "The sin which hates to see other men happy. It may come in inverted form."
Buechner: "The consuming desire to have everyone as unsuccessful as you."
"Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better-looking than others." (C. S. Lewis)
"Evny is a great leveler; it it cannot level things up, it will level them down...At its best, envy is a climber and a snob; at its worst, it is a destroyer; rather than have anybody happier than itself, it will see us all miserable together." (Dorothy Sayers)
"As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man." (Chrysostom)