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WHAT is love? It is ``never jealous or envious'' according to St Paul. The word ``jealous'' comes from the same word as zeal. Theorigin of both is ``to boil or seethe''. Jealousy can seethe for along time and then boilover.

Envy also has two types, one that covets what others have, the other that begrudges what others have. Thefirst though wrong, is more understandable as it is so difficult to avoid and stems from human frality.

The other does not so much want what others have but wishes that the others did not have things at all.

True love does not show jealousy nor either kind of envy.

Rev Harry Ross, Vicar of St Luke, Walton
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 2, 2004
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