Thou Shall Not Covet

Thou shall not covet. — Exodus 20:17.

Too often we measure out happiness not by what we possess, but by what other’s possess. Much of unhappiness is a result of being comparative. The tenth commandment often gets short shrift compared to murder, etc. but coveting one’s neighbor probably brings on more misery than all the other commandments combined. Contentment comes from a calm and centered existence, not from comparisons.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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