Friendly reminder

A brief refresher for myself, and for others who share this problem with me:

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house [,parsonage committee, garden, first floor master bedroom, refinanced mortgage, solar panels, or geothermal heat], thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife [,husband, boyfriend, or monastery], nor his manservant, nor his maidservant [even though servants sound nice…], nor his ox, nor his ass [,thighs, abs, hair, hairlessness, or complexion], nor any thing that is thy neighbours [including, but not limited to, thy neighbours pregnancy, children, childlessness, plane tickets, skiing ability, sense of humor, ordination, career, book contract, singing voice, creativity, sense of style, lack of pet allergies, patience, confidence, babysitter list, height, shoes, school district, education, music collection, perfect eyesight, or yarn.  No, not even their yarn.]  – Exodus 20:17 (KJV, for starters)

To which I respond, with Paul:

Oh, wretched [wo]man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

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