To understand Mary’s request, we must first understand the nature of genuine humility. Humility isn’t the refusal to acknowledge anything good about ourselves or the playing down of our gifts and qualities. That, in fact, is a form of pride.
I didn’t want fun; I wanted sacrifice, sacrifice that I offered for my readers and for our country so that we could fall more deeply in love with our Blessed Mother and reunite and reclaim the United States for her and her Son.
Mary of the Visitation represents for me the person who doesn’t stop to consider, “What will it cost me to do such-and-such?” but rather the person who stops to consider, “What will it cost others if I don’t do such-and-such?”