When I was in journalism school, one story I covered was the dedication of a firefighters’ memorial. There I met the daughter of a fireman who had died on the job and, as a student, I felt completely unqualified to handle the weight of the story—the daughter even had her father’s helmet on hand.

Yet she was so grateful that the story was being told, even if it was simply a school assignment. When we say, “I’m not worthy,” we accept our own failings and deficits; we give voice to our humility. This is why Jesus says, “Blessed are the meek and humble.” Our humility makes us worthy to Him.

—Connor Walters is a communications coordinator at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH. He also coaches rowing and co-moderates the school’s Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Ministry to the Homeless.