In chapter 2 the purpose is to call us to unity through humility (vv.2-4). That is followed by the example of Jesusâ€™ humility (vv.5ff) and preceded by the motivation of Jesusâ€™ love (v.1). The â€śif anyâ€™sâ€ť are purposeful understatements for the purpose of emotional impact. It is important to experience Godâ€™s love (overcome roadblocks). But even with the roadblocks, we have all experienced his tenderness.