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Jealousy: The Real Root of All Evil


Think money is the root of all evil?  Wrong. It isn’t. Granted, it’s right up there with the major players, and certainly worthy enough, but the real problem is jealousy.  Jealousy starts wars, ends marriages, kills friendships, jobs and industries.  Seriously. Jealousy is the root of all evil.

While money is a regular passenger on the Jealousy Express, it’s not the driver. And, nowhere in the Ten Commandments is money mentioned.  It’s implicit, sure, but jealousy is the inherent antagonist: Thou shall not steal…anything…not just cash. Now, not coveting your neighbor’s wife or goods…bingo!  That’s where the utterly repugnant and deservedly maligned jealousy thing takes center stage.