You need power only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise, love is enough to get everything done. —Charlie Chaplin
Jean Vanier, in his book Community and Growth, wrote…
We are so inclined to want authority for the honor, prestige and admiration that comes with it. Inside each of us is a little tyrant who wants power and the associated prestige, who wants to dominate, to be superior and to control. We feel we are the only ones to see the truth… Christians can sometimes hide these tendencies behind a mask of virtue, doing what they do for “good” reasons. There is nothing more terrible than a tyrant using religion as his or her cover.
The little tyrant inside. Sheesh. How I wish this wasn’t true, but… Read More