Friday, December 14, 2007

Edwin Markham

They drew a circle that shut me out
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout
But love and I had the wit to win
We drew a circle that took them in


Whats 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 intamacy is a threat
Nouwen quoted in Reviewing Leadership by Banks and Ledbetter