Jesus, once again, speaks of the upside-down nature of the Kingdom of heaven as he speaks of the pursuit of being least. In our context, we award the best, fastest, strongest, and those who win. Jesus confuses everyone by saying it is the “least among you all who is the greatest.” We say this, we hear this, but what does this mean exactly, and what does this look like in our context today in Denver?
Why are we enamored, as a culture, with the “next best thing”? Is it possible that there is something within us that knows this world was created in perfection? Is it possible that something hardwired deep inside us knows that things are supposed to be better? Is it this longing that leads us to pursue “stronger, better, faster”? The mysterious answer to that question seems to be found in the journey of descent.