Excerpt from"Hidden Christmas"by Timothy Keller:
“If you want to be king, and someone else comes along saying he is the king, then one of you has to give in...
“Each of us wants the world to orbit around us and our needs and desires. We do not want to serve God or our neighbour – we want them to serve us. In every heart then, there is a ‘little King Herod’ that wants to rule and that is threatened by anything that may compromise its omnipotence and sovereignty. Each of us wants to be the captain of our own soul, the master of our own fate.”