Read Acts 5 today.

Crowds of people were coming to hear what Jesus’ disciples had to say. The religious leaders should have rejoiced since this was helping their people grow close to God, yet instead they became jealous. They had become more focused on their own little ‘kingdoms’ than the Kingdom of God.
Sometimes, as pastors and parishioners, we also begin to focus on our little kingdoms. Our thoughts and comments are not always kind when people we know begin worshiping elsewhere. Think of someone who has begun to worship at a different church. Do we rejoice they are at a place that helps them stay close to God? Or has a hint of jealously begun to creep in?
May we rejoice whenever someone is drawing close to God, wherever that may be.
Acts 5:16-17 NLT
Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were all healed. [17] The high priest and his officials, who were Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.
Luke 15:8-10 NLT
“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? [9] And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ [10] In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”