Perilous pride sabotages the efforts of the humble. In this Psalm of Incarnational mystery we find the description of Jesus’ incredible humility. We are left wondering why our hands have refused to be dirtied by the despair around us. In light of Jesus’ humiliation and obedience, is there any excuse not to reach out to the lowest of low, the meekest of meek, the hardest of hard? Enjoying the emotions of a sweet bunch may provide the church with the comfort of love or encouragement from those with whom we can easily identify, but the only way to complete our joy is to engage in the arena of the despondent and despairing. Paul hacks off the excuses and gets to the point. Jesus descended and we may have to as well if we are to complete our ministry.