So, what helps us not to be intimidated by the trappings of power? What helps us to be able to live courageously in this world? I think it is when we have seen Christ as our glorious ruler and king. I think it is as we see Christ overshadowing all human power and making a mockery of them, that we see every person in the right way! This picture of Christ as ruler is something that Paul is attempting to convey to us in this passage.