This mind-set makes us anxious, secretive, possessive, and self-conscious. But when we have the courage to share generously with others all that we know, whenever they ask for it, we soon discover that we know a lot more than we thought. It is only by giving generously from the well of our knowledge that we discover how deep that well is.
For further reflection...
"For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7 (NRSV)
This post was written by Henri Nouwen. You can find his site here: www.henrinouwen.org