“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,” Jesus proclaims, but “he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:11). Indeed, Jesus is the example of this, for, “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant. . .” (Philippians 2:6–7, ESV) Christ’s life of service is utterly transformative for us. He took the lowest possible place—death in our place—that we may be exalted. “It is the glory of God to conceal things. . .” (Proverbs 25:2, ESV) Thus, only by faith can we see heavenly greatness of Christ, the greatness that shows itself in humility and says, “Friend, move up higher,” (Luke 14:10, 13–14) the greatness that delights in exalting the low and “shows hospitality to strangers” (Heb. 13:2). How might this heavenly understanding of greatness change your family dinner… or the Christian wedding?