Is power for personal gain and prestige?
You’d think it was if you listened to the popular press, and, sadly, history is full of examples of those who used power for their own advantage and acted more as if they were God and not the servants of the people.
Actually, the comparison to God doesn’t work. Contrary to what we might think, God is for us, for the people. That’s the message Jesus Christ, the Son of God, brought. “I am among you as one who serves”, he says. Power is not about lording it over others, rather it’s about serving them and loving them, even to the point of self-sacrifice.
Politicians, presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens can take the lead from Jesus. Not just them, but all of us because, let’s face it, we all have power on some level be it in the family, in the workplace or through the influence we have on those we meet.
Let’s serve others and be willing to sacrifice for them.
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