Self

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Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Those who live for their own glory are stuck in an unhappy sandwich. On one side is envying one another: there are always others who are better than we are or who have more than we have. On the other side is provoking one another: those we are above are provoked to envy or covetousness. Those who live for Christ have a better object than living for the eye of man - rather, they live for the eye of God. They can help the unfortunate and rejoice with the successful.