Famous in its own right, our second reading today from Paul to the Philippians charts the theological and human meaning behind what we just heard in the Passion narrative. And Jesus’ path can be our path. He did not grasp things that brought merely human acclaim. Rather, he emptied himself and humbled himself until there was no more to give. THAT is his exaltation, and that is the exaltation of human living. Holy Week is the vindication of the path that Jesus lived.