We have all felt envy. It’s that uncomfortable feeling that someone has something you would like to have, but don’t. The prodigal son’s brother felt envy when his wayward brother returned and their father celebrated. When he complained to his father, he was told, “…Son, thou art ever with me. All that I have is thine.” (Luke 15:31) The older brother had forgotten that his father recognized his worth, valued him, and gave him all his love and every advantage. We, too, should remember that we are always cherished by our Father-Mother God, and there is no need to feel left out. Let’s use June to catch the moments when envy lingers in thought, and change it to gratitude. The Reading Room thanks you.