For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
We live in a culture that tends to think in terms of the game of power and domination. Scarcely a day goes by in which we are not told that the Way of the World is rich vs. poor, black vs. white, male vs. female. So calls for humility are easily viewed as the “opiate of the masses”: a handy bit of religious agitprop to keep the sheep docile while they are fleeced by the Powers That Be. But Jesus, the Lamb of God, counsels humility anyway, not because He’s a fool, nor because He’s trying to find a new angle by which to become King of the World, but because He knows there is something beyond the world and He is here to get us out of the game. Humility is the key, not to power, but to joy which the world of power cannot grasp.