what jealousy taught me

i was jealous. jealous of a friend. the stirring in my heart, the slamming in my guts… i was pressured by a rival. but who am i to compare?

“therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. ” Philippians 2:1-4 (emphasis added)

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