I think I should comment on my choice of quotations, and perhaps offer some explanation as to why I chose it. Let me first say that I know nothing of Kahlil Gibrain, and thus the quotation from my point of view could be drastically out of context. If your are a reader who happens to know about him, my apologies. The reason why I chose the quote was that the idea that those of us who follow Christ, follow in the footsteps of divinity, and like the quotations says, we have nothing to fear from derision. The Apostle Paul said that the sufferings of this present world were not comparable to the future glory. A fear of man is a prominent problem among christians… I think it stems in some cases from a lack of vision for the future glory. I don’t know if Kahlil Gibrain intended such an understanding from the statement, but the truth is there. If we follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, God among men, what have we to fear?