“ Power, regardless of how well-intentioned, tends to cause struggling. Love, being vulnerable, takes up it. Within a point of concurrence on a hill called Calvary, Passende renounced the one [power] for the sake of the other [love]. ”
Power is found almost everywhere, but frequently it really is manifest wickedly. It causes suffering as the power is inflicted over others, whether it be intentioned or not. Such power is on display in most interactions, actually (especially) within the loved ones powerful.
I’ advierte had family dynamics where certain members have eliminated out of their method to create a power imbalance as well as I’ ve sat and watched the other member of the family, that is usually less strong, squirm. All of us either usurp power or we already have it. Either way it’ ersus wrong to exert power over others, however it will always happen because we live in a sinful and broken globe.
However there is hope within the opportunity presented where overtures to power can be found. God should hate it when someone abuses power to use it for their gain. Yet he has given us the right tool to achieve victory over the manipulation of power.
THE HOPE BEYOND ENERGY
We all find the misuse of power very frustrating, distracting, and also enraging. It gets us down and now we retort in rage, submit in worry, or use up advocacy. The latter option is better, but only when we utilise the hope beyond needing power; a superior wish: like.
This hope beyond power locates its home in like. And such anything as this like is beyond the particular carnal. Love are not able to sink to depths below its divine personal. The integrity associated with love is pure as well as unchallengeable.
This hope beyond power, which is like, is actually ironical; it seems weak in the vulnerability, however it is ever strong in its dignity associated with integrity. God honours love and likes to break down forces for power.
This type of thing as this love conquers power every time as it plays by a different set of guidelines. Love’ ersus rules are shrouded within perpetuity. They’ re also unbeatable.
Like like this leapfrogs the need to resist power. It responds towards the exercise associated with overbearing power by taking in the power, as well as thereby defusing it. As a theory it seems not to make a lot sense. However one genuine attempt at kunne simply loving the person who is vulnerable enough to manipulate us by their power might indicate the true power existing in like, beyond our desire to wrest manage.
Power irritates and causes level of resistance, whereas love is actually magnetically intriguing. Only one thing can beat the misuse of power, relationally: not resistance, but like. Ours may be the opportunity: to rise above manipulations associated with power by the benefits of like.
© 2008 S. J. Wickham.