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D.L. Moody tells the fable of a pheasant who was envious of another that could fly better than he could. One day this pheasant saw a hunter with a bow & arrow and said to him, "That pheasant flying right above you would provide great food if you could shoot him down." The man said, "Well, I could shoot him down but I have no feathers for my arrows.” So the first pheasant pulled one out of his wing. The arrow was shot but missed his rival. So the envious bird said, "Try again, try again!" and he pulled out another feather and another. After an hour of shooting, the pheasant was out of feathers and said with great indignation, "You worthless hunter, now you have no food because you’re such an awful shot." The hunter looked at the featherless pheasant & said, "Who says I have no food?" Envy’s greatest victim is the one who envys.

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