Thursday, January 31, 2008


I have seen the evil that power brings. The stickler for rules becomes a fascist dictator; the literate teacher becomes a master of the poisonous phrase. Power is a force multiplier. It makes a normal response into a disproportionate one. If that response is a charitable one, then the blessings are great; if that response is loveless, then hatred is the fruit.

Pray for those in authority over you, the Good Book says. My knees will be broken from the prayer that is needed.

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Blogger Albrecht Morningblade said...

Actually, the back shall be broken from the burden of the prayers needed; knee-caps are more likely to be crushed.

Trust me. I have drunk from that well for almost 23 years.

Friday, February 01, 2008 2:51:00 pm  

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