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The Power of Love

The only power that God ever chooses to wield is the power of love. And that’s a really non-coercive, gentle, patient, kind power. It’s incredibly different from the power of the world. It is still powerful. It still changes things. But it changes things slowly, and with cooperation. It is like the power of a seed that becomes a tree or yeast that leavens bread.

All of us live in dependence upon a power, whether that is the power of achievement or the power of money or the power of love. What would it look like for us to be dependent only upon the power of love?

More about power, love, and limits in my conversation with Micha Boyett: How to Honor Limits in a World That Doesn’t


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