Irresistible Power

“What makes the temptation to power so seemingly irresistible?
Maybe it is that power offers an easy substitute for the hard task of love.
It seems easier to be God than to love God,
easier to own life than to love life . . .
The temptation of power is greatest when intimacy is a threat.”

Henri Nouwen
“In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership”

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