its finals season, so i dont have time to respond at length. but i wanted to share something i recently read that touch upon this point of humility.
THough Christ’s life and the cross do model a life of humility, for people living in the margins of society, this model has resulted in the legitimation of their state of suffering. (i.e.”its fine that poor people suffer because they will, in the end, experience salvation, etc.” such BS) Anyways, this author argues that it is important to remember the many accounts of liberation that have taken place through the ministry of JEsus and that these numerous instances show that along with much summer, there is much liberation during the life of Christ.
In brief, though i believe that the West could learn a thing or two about humility, the “rest” needs to be reminded that CHrist also modeled liberation (not only spiritually) for the oppressed and those living in the margins today have every right to this.