“Power attracts the corrupt, and the corrupt seek more power.” –unknown author
I thought this was a very appropriate quote for the days we live in. It is perhaps and more modern and tangential version of the old quote about absolute power corrupting absolutely. Today there seems to be such a departure from character and common sense in our leaders and the decisions they make.
Now I support my leaders, God calls me to do that–to submit to the authority in powers. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to be informed, vote my conscience, and speak out about important issues. Plus, in this country that is our duty as a citizen.
Jesus once said, “…those who have authority over others like to be called ‘friends of the people.’ But you must not be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should
be like the youngest, and the leader should be like the servant.” –Luke 22:25-26