The Power of Love

powe and loveIt seems to me that the striving for power in this world is one of the greatest evils. The need to feel yourself more powerful than someone else is addicting. The thing is God calls us to be servants. Servants are not the people in charge. If we love others we do not wish to feel more important than them. We want to uphold them and help them to be the best they can be. Remember that we are called to love.

Forgiving God, help us to push down the desire to be more powerful than others. Those who love seek love not power. AMEN

Know You Are Loved

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.

William Hazlitt

power corrupts

There are so many people striving for power. It seems to be an  addiction that consumes everything. . Nothing satisfies except more power. I wonder if it even satisfies those who become president.  In the struggle to be on top people are not important. This is such a devastating way to live. I’m not even sure that those who live this way actually love themselves. This is not the way God calls us to live. We are called to love God and love others. In the process we are also asked to love ourselves because God love us. His love provides us with all the self worth we need. We just have to recognize it.

Loving God, thank you for seeing us as your children and for loving us. Help us to know your love and be fulfilled.