Canon J. John on Cultivating Contentment in a Covetous World

Coveting may not be a word we use a lot today. It means the uncontrollable desire to acquire. The concept of wanting what is not ours is well known. In fact, the problem the tenth commandment addresses are so familiar, it is expressed in popular sayings:

The grass is always greener on the other side.

God made us a little lower than the angels, but most of us want to climb a little higher than the Joneses.

Our yearnings will always exceed our earnings.

Whether it is clothes, houses, lifestyles, or cars, we want what other people have – what we haven’t got.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Canon J. John