"And Rachel saw that she was not bearing any children to Jacob, and Rachel envied her
sister." Genesis 30:1
Regardless of how great one is, there is no escaping normal human emotions. Even though there was a spiritual
dimension to Rachel's being envious of Leah's good deeds, still there was the trait of envy. We must learn to be sensitive
to the potential envy of another person. Avoid boasting or praising someone in the presence of a person who might feel envious.
While we need to develop attitudes that will eliminate the destructive trait of envy, we also must realize that it is normal
to feel envious.