Val Kling | From Envy to Contentment

Envy has been called "the silent sin" because we seldom admit whom and what we envy.  It is subtly different from coveting in that envy is desiring what our neighbor has with the addition of resentment of the very thing we want and the person who has it.   When it is full-blown, Envy is a desire that our neighbor actually lose his or her advantage or possession, while we gain it, instead. 

This video testimony is told as part of “Seven | Finding Freedom from the Darkness Within,” a Lenten sermon series on Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony and Lust, known for nearly 1500 year as “the Seven Deadly Sins.”  For the sermon, scripture, and other context for this story, please click HERE.