Want “Power”?

Okay, so the value system of this country is the 7 Deadly Sins, right? (Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, Sloth). “Yeah … America is Number 1” and all that self-centered, power hungry crap.

So seeing how demonic those paths are … why do we need, “Power” and … what kind of power do we need in our current time?

Jung said that, “The need for power is the need for love.” I’ve always wondered why so many people run around trying to be “powerful” … or trying to be “Alpha Males” or Alpha Females” … appearing “powerful” … when all they’re really seeking is love. So why not go straight at it?  Be honest about it …

The theologian Mathew Fox wrote: “Sin is misplaced love.” All the weird and strange things that people do throughout each day … seeking attention … and missing what the really need and deeply desire.

Sin also distances us from God. That’s also the description of Hell … “distance from God.”

So yes, we live in a highly dysfunctional world, filled with addictions that open up portals for demons to enter and run our lives into ditches. And yes, in this “postmodern, alienated, technocratic world,” our existential dilemma creates terror and its coexisting trait of anger (fear) … and all the while, all we need to do  is step out of pride, humble ourselves to God’s will, and begin the process of being Gateways of God’s mature love to the world … and all our problems will be solved.

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2 comments on “Want “Power”?

  1. Victor Lewis says:

    Fred,
    You are an inspiration to me, man. More than you know, and when I need it most. Congratulations! When you’re ready to go, check in with me to find out what I’m up to. If it ain’t better, I’m packing up and rollin’ witchew.

  2. journeyman says:

    Victor! So good to hear from you. Ditto man … you know you’re an inspiration to me and many others and have been for many years.

    Man, pack them bags. Let’s roll and build some better ball parks. With a solider like you in the car, we can build anything.

    Fred

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