Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
The apostle Paul accepted and redeemed this grim reality, including what was probably a hymn of the early church in his letter to the church in Philippi. Jesus was not a victim who was tossed in the dump. In his humility -- not humiliation -- we are redeemed in Christ and set free.