The society in which we live suggests in countless ways that
the way to go is up. Making it to the top, entering the limelight, breaking the
record - that's what draws attention, gets us on the front page of the
newspaper, and offers us the rewards of money and fame.
The way of Jesus is radically different. It is the way
not of upward mobility but of downward mobility. It is going to the bottom,
staying behind the sets, and choosing the last place! Why is the way of Jesus
worth choosing? Because it is the way to the Kingdom, the way Jesus took, and
the way that brings everlasting life.