We concluded our Villains series on the Seven Deadly Sins on Palm Sunday by looking at Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor. Luthor, as depicted in movies, TV, and comics, hates Superman because he envies Superman’s power and popularity. We connected this to Jesus’ crucifixion, which the gospels tell us are caused by the envy of Jerusalem’s religious authorities.

The solution to envy is to actively practice its opposite: gratitude.

Envy blinds us to our gifts; gratitude opens our eyes to the Giver.

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