Pearls of Wisdom
If you truly love someone, then it is impossible to be jealous of them
Jealousy is an ugly thing. It is not something we talk much about today, and yet it is a prevalent problem in our society.
To be jealous of someone is to want what they have. Worse, it is to think that they don’t deserve it and that we do. At the heart of jealousy is selfishness. We look on what others have, want it, and our attention is all on ourselves. It may cause us to bitterness, it may cause us to act to undermine the other person, or in extreme cases we may even steal or destroy the very thing we want to prevent them from having it.
None of these are acts of love.
To love someone – to truly love them – is to want the absolute best for them. It has nothing to do with what we do or don’t have, it is just about them having the best. If we love someone and want them to have the very best they can, then it is impossible to be jealous of them. Even if they have the very things we want, that is all overridden by our desire for them to have the very best.
To love is to put them first. It is to put their needs ahead of our own. It is to focus on them and not on ourselves.
The cure for jealousy is love. I put it to you that if you are jealous of someone today, then you perhaps don’t love them truly.
Is there someone you are jealous of right now? What steps can you take to love them better?
Have a great day!