Envy is a result of competitiveness. But what is the value of competing? Have I not stopped being combative, divisive, and coarse? Is there some reason inside I must win? Will it prove that I am somehow worthy?

But I am worthy! That I know, simply because I am a loved child of a loving God. Regardless what I do or do not do and regardless of whether I “win” or “lose” some competition I have created in my overactive and delusional mind, God loves me completely, for that is the very definition of unconditional love!

To compete then is of no value and if I revel in the triumphs of both myself and my brother, I will have removed the catalyst for envy.

Or so it seems to me…