Are you familiar with the praise song, Like A Rose? The lyric at the end says, "Like a rose, trampled on the ground / He took the fall, and thought of me / above all." Some people have commented that they disagree with those last two words, since Christ was motivated by the glory of God above all. But they might be interpreting the phrase in an unnecessarily narrow way.
Jack is the teaching elder of Ironworks Pike Community Church. He is a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary http://www.ciu.edu.