Power v. Love
“There are always two worlds. The world as it operates is largely about power; the world as it should be, or the reign of God, which is always about love...Any exercise of power apart from love leads to brutality and evil; but any claim to love that does not lead to using power for others is mere sentimentality and emotion... I think that is what Jesus means when he tells us to be "cunning as serpents but gentle as doves" (Matthew 10:16)...It is a beautiful combination of both authority and vulnerability... The reign of God includes both love and power in a lovely dance.”
Rohr, Richard. Jesus’ Plan for a New World: The Sermon on the Mount, p. 41
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"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”