The discredited philosophies of power

Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propagandist, dismissed Mahatma Gandhi as a fool and a fanatic, certain that Gandhi could never bring about independence for India following a path of non-resistance and peaceful revolution. Yet as history played itself out, India won her independence peacefully while the Nazi military machine was destroyed. What Goebbels regarded as weakness actually turned out to be strength, and what he thought of as strength turned out to be weakness.

It reminds me of those words of Scripture that say “The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” Life’s real winners, in whatever aspect of life are always those who abandon the discredited philosophies of power and prestige and follow the teaching and example of Jesus.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Cruelty, Goodness, Greatness, Oppression, Power, Power for evil, Power for good, Power over People, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s