Often without realizing it, we drift toward defining our worth and identity by our knowledge, skills, and talents. Then, when someone else has what we think are similar or superior gifts, we can feel defensive or less worthy. This shuts us off from learning and contributing and makes us think and act small. Christ says to his disciples that they should "Rejoice not that I have given you authority, but that your names are written in heaven." Today, recognize that all good comes from Love as a gift - and it doesn't matter if that good flows through you or someone else - just that it flows. Your knowledge and skills are a gift to you, but your worth comes in Love's unconditional embrace of you, just as you are.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.