People of faith are not immune to envy. Sometimes they are especially envious of people without faith, people whose lack of faith permits a life not allowed to them.
To combat such feelings, people of faith need to realize that faith is its own reward. People of faith have so much more than anyone without it.
First of all, they know more. They know where they come from. They know why they are here. They know where they are going when they die.
People of faith know that they are not going to die. They know that they are going to live, to live with God forever. They know that they are going to have all that their hearts already desire-the only place where this can happen.
People of faith know that they are here to grow in the love that prepares them for life with God. Therefore, they have a reason to make a difference in this world, and to live the only kind of life that can make a person happy.
Finally, people of faith know that God is working with them, through everything that happens to them, to prepare them to become the people they were meant to be. Therefore, they have all the reason in the world to accept themselves for who they are, to accept their past for what it was, and to face their future without fear.
If all of this were not enough, faith is the deepest knowledge that we can have. It bespeaks the deepest person that we can be. And every experience of this deeper person is, to that extent, richer. The person with faith is more alive than anyone without it.