When thinking about the human condition, i think one of the main problems with Humans is that they tend to have a warped sense of power, or a limited one dimensional concept of it. There are some good people in the world, but its clear that we do not all value each-others existence in the same way. We feel the need to have a perking order, dominate one another, compete with one another for a better life. Dog eat dog. Everybody is in the rat race. Some would say that the ability to command droves of humans into almost certain death is true power, the greatest power. Thus our ability to coerce other minds in some way shape of form, to move them and have them conform to the ends we desire, takes center stage.
I understand that war, a show of dominance, and the presence of command is necessary in some circumstances.
But isn’t true power, the greatest power, the ability to inspire love in the hearts and minds of other human beings? To transform two potential enemies into friends? To unite nations toward a greater good that serves all of humanity. Isn’t the greatest power reflected in the act of loving your neighbor, in fact to be a servant of what is good unceasingly no-matter the circumstance?
Some would disagree. They would say that kindness is taken for weakness and that it is better to inspire fear in humans than to love them.
What are your thoughts?
I believe that love should take center stage in everything we do (and i am no role model believe me), that’s why i am attracted to the Catholic faith, because Catholicism literally puts love at the very core of all reality.