We seek the validation of kings while patronizing the words of children.
What if while speaking to you I said,
“No need to be intimidated, I’m just like you.”
I think it’s one of those paradoxical statements?
A paradox – a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
The true part being we are all the same (human), so their is no need to let anyone intimidated you –
The paradox of it all – It might explain my moment of confusion when these words were spoke to my husband and me by a pastor. He’s the pastor at a Christian school. We were there to enroll our youngest daughter.
“No need to be intimidated, I’m just like you.” Pastor John (name changed)
Better? – Seemly humble now???
But nothing has changed except our concept of the person speaking.
Renewing our minds..We can’t think like the world. We are one Body and Christ the Head.
18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. Matt.