At bedtime tonight, I was reading a kids' storybook that we got from the library to Anders & Nils. The lesson was about contentment, basically. In the story, the woodcarver told his wooden creation that his search for possessions cost him happiness, friends and trust . . . he didn't trust his creator to make him happy. For some reason tonight I was struck by that idea of greed & envy being a matter of not trusting in God.
As the woodcarver tells his creation: "You're special--not because of what you have. You're special because of who you are. You are mine. I love you. don't forget that, little friend."