Minority calls one to be and to feel small before God, entrusting himself totally to His infinite mercy. The prospect of mercy is incomprehensible for those who do not see themselves as “minor”, that is, small, needy and sinners before God. The more aware we are of this, the closer we are to salvation; the more we are convinced that we are sinners, the more willing we are to be saved. . . .
Either you are freely poor and minor, or you will end up being stripped.
Pope Francis to the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor