Letter 5 - On Humility

Hey Maggie Mae,

Today is kind of a scary topic. At first glance, humility may not seem scary, and in fact, it even sounds like a nice idea. But living it out? That's the hard part.

Humility doesn't mean that we have to make ourselves sound or look bad, or that we have to act like we aren't good at something if we are. Instead, humility is realizing that no matter what we do well, it is a gift from God. And the things we don't do well, those are opportunities from God to grow in holiness.

Mother Teresa said, “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” What you are, is a beloved child of God. And every single blessing we have, is from Him. You know what? There is freedom in that. Because He doesn't expect us to do great things on our own. Only through Him.

So when you're on top of the world, or when you've hit rock bottom...just remember to be humble. Because human opinions don't matter, and God loves you either way. And THAT is something to celebrate.

Love you chica,

Aunt B