Just a Minute No 9


When God became human

He did not hold back in any way.

He did not protect himself from

the shadow side of being human –

suffering - and even a shameful death!

He accepted the human lot

of total dependency

all the way to death.

It was this spirit

of dependence and surrender

that animated and drove Jesus

all through his human life.

It centred

His whole life and death

to the One he liked to call

‘Abba ,Father’.


Christ showed us

by his life and death

how we become truly human.


‘Have this mind among yourselfs, which was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.’ (Phil. 2:5-8)