3. Humility is unpopular: When my mission director gifted me with lunch, I felt disarmed. I had to sit there, accept this small gift and do… well… nothing. Opening ourselves to the free gift of love is humbling. It leaves us vulnerable. American’s don’t like humility and we don’t live vulnerability. We like pride, American Pride. Humility, however, is necessary for us to receive love. Humility allows us to receive love freely and gratitude propels us to give love freely.