On Friday evening, I was mocked! But it's not what you think. Friday was my birthday and the family took me to The Mockingbird Restaurant to celebrate! This was a really special place. As you can see, they had a glass window where you could see in the kitchen, there were at least eight chefs, one who just baked the breads. Instead of the usual crayons and placemat to color, they gave Anne Marie an Etch-A-Sketch to play with while we waited. Then Phil showed her how to make a mouse from a napkin. The appetizer I decided to show you is deep fried mashed potatoes with three dips, unusual. I am not in the picture, because I am the one who took it, but I love it! Last but not least is the inside of the card Anne made me, I LOVE the hearts going up between us!! Don't know why she gave me grey curly hair, but I'll take it! I felt really special!! Now here is someone who is the most special of all, and not only was he not treated like it, he was also mocked.
“He had equal status with God but didn't think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.”