"Humility comes from the overwhelming realization that we get credit for NOTHING! Absolutely everything we are, everything we have and everything we accomplish is the direct result of God's gifts to us. God formed us and placed us in the exact family and circumstances that he wanted us to have. He provided the lifetime of love, care, nutrition and education that formed us in the people we are today. The personality traits that motivate us to work, achieve and accomplish are more gifts from God. even dissapointments and challenges that seem negative are often gifts to make us stronger. Thus looking back over our lives, we must humbly bow our heads and acknowldelge all we have is a gift from God. Our family, our home, our countless possessions, our job, our knowledge, our skills, our unique personality traits all come from God. they belong to God as surely we belong to God. If we truly see ourselves as children of God, we must realize everything we have belongs to Our Father."
By Susan Erschen. published September 2, 2012. as seen on parish Bulletin recently.