"...what could be odder than the creator of the universe washing people’s feet, telling us we will find riches in poverty, life in death, power in meekness, and that ultimate glory and truth will be hidden from the wisest but revealed to little children? This is indeed an odd kingdom we followers of Christ live in.
"A peculiarity of this kingdom is that God has decided that through us, his church, blind beggars that we are, 'the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.' (Eph. 3:10-11)." -- http://churchofthesojourners.wordpress.com/