I once went to confession to ask to be humbler about my writing and other talents. I said I was going to try to be less “visible” and not to write so profusely for a while. The priest chuckled and said almost exactly what Williamson said. Adding that we get these gifts to share them, not to hide them or pretend they’re not there, which is more prideful than using them as freely as they’re given. I’ve never forgotten that!

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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