The Three Great Humiliations

“Then al the disciples deserted him and fled.”
- Matthew 26:56

The English playwright, Dorothy Sayers, once said that God went through three great humiliations.

The first was at the stable, when God surrendered deity to embrace humanity in the birth of Jesus.

The second was at the cross, when Jesus was mocked and beaten and killed.

The third is the church, when God decided to let us be Jesus’s representatives on earth.

Take some time today to ponder Jesus - his life, his death, and his willingness to identify with you. What words or images come to mind? Respond to God in prayer.