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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

What Do You Do With Your Power?

The Gospel this week contains the following line: "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them."

We each have responsibilities: to ourselves and to others.  Each of us has some personal power, some authority over someone else.  Adults have power over their children and, more and more these days, over their parents. 

How do we utilize our power over others?  We could be tyrants yet we have other options: to be a servant, even to the disenfranchised and the weak; to lead by example - being fair and just in our dealings; to lead from within as an equal among equals.

Christ encourages us to use our power for the good of all.   What is your leadership style?  When you take action, what kind of ripple effect does it have?   How do you utilize your personal power?

Come, Holy Spirit, renew our love of all creatures and creation that we might be true Christians in word and deed.  In the name of Jesus.  Amen.


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