“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled;
but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12

In a further extension of Jesus’ way of life, this passage gives us a clear snapshot of how we are to be with one another. Again, following Christ is a paradox, just the opposite of our cultural understanding of what it means to be successful and important. The choice is ours to make. Notice how responsibility for the action falls upon us. We are rewarded for taking the lower place. And if we we get adulation now, a  humbling experience is in store for us right around the corner.