Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

about: power


The texts for Sunday, March 25, 2012: Jeremiah 31:31-34Psalm 51:1-12Hebrews 5:5-10; and John 12:20-33

The ability to dominate, to control, to destroy, to hurt, to kill is often perceived as power.
As real strength.

We certainly measure the strength of our country this way: the strength of our military might
the strength it has to kill others, to blow up things, to win in a battle.
The strength it has to defend this country against those who would harm it.

We measure the strength of our economy the same way: the strength it has to determine global markets, trade patterns, other countries’ economic priorities.

We measure the strength of human beings in much the same way.

People are strong when they can win in a fight
When they can defend themselves
When they can keep others from hurting them—by whatever means necessary.
When they can tell others what to do …

 

Featured image, “Tight” by Teodor Tomter Liland. Check out his great work at http://teodortomter.no/

 

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