What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?
Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.
(New City Catechism)
The one beside you in the field, who labours with hands just like yours, with soul and breath, desires like yours, the one who eats like you – the one who, born beneath the same sun and stars – he too requires the truth which holds you in its stead and says what is and how. The one who has a wife like you, husband, children, dreams like you, the one who sweats and sleeps like you and eats bread like you eat – the one who opens hopeful palms, expectant of his daily bread – must love and must be loved like you; his heart beats much like yours. These yearly, daily, hourly gifts of rain on just, unjust alike cut through your skin-deep, fence-post heart to veins that bleed like yours.