A group of devils were trying to enter the soul of a holy man who lived near Cairo; they had already tempted him with Nubian women, Egyptian food, Libyan treasure, but nothing had worked.
One day, Satan passed and saw his servants’ efforts.
You’re hopeless – said Satan. – You haven’t used the only technique no one can resist; I’ll teach you.
He went over to the holy man and whispered in his ear:
Remember the priest who studied under you? He’s just been made Bishop of Alexandria.
Immediately, the holy man was filled with rage, and blasphemed against God’s injustice.
The next time, use this temptation – said Satan – Men can resist almost everything, but they are always jealous of the victory of a fellow man.