Feast of the Holy Innocents, martyrs
Envy can destroy almost anything. It can destroy relationships, destroy the person, even destroy a human life. Herod was a very envious man; he couldn’t accept the fact that Jesus was also called the King. So, in his envy and anger, he decided to do something terrible. We know the story and we know about the massacre of the little children. Envy can seem innocent, but it could lead to disastrous actions. Am I envious of something or someone? Let us pray today that the Newborn Christ may free us from all envy and jealousy that may still be inside of us.