Friday of the 2nd week of Lent
First reading – Genesis 37:3-4,12-13,17-28
Here we read how the brothers out of jealousy sold Joseph? Jealousy is dangerous because it makes you do anything to destroy the other person. It takes out God from your life. Once jealousy starts to form in our heart against a person, we don’t want him or her in our world. We find mistakes in what this person speaks, in what this person does. We feel irritated in his or her presence. We are ready to do anything to avoid this person. All these because I am jealous. We become jealous when we forget the plan of God for each person. We become jealous when we forget that God is our Father. We become jealous when we feel threatened by others because we don’t feel protected by God. Let’s reflect: Lent is the time to purify ourselves from jealousy by believing in the plan of God for me.