How to Exercise Power Humbly, Responsibly
I'd like to ask them how they see the early Christians' critique of the Roman empire of the day in relation to a biblically-rooted critique of the empires of our own day. Granted that God wants there to be power structures in the world, and that he also calls such power structures to account, how are we today to call to account the power structures (and the money structures, and for that matter the sex structures, if you see what I mean) which dominate, and often cripple, the lives of so many? How can we regain a sense of human power exercised responsibly and humbly under God?
P.S. I'll say it before anyone else does: I know, we British had an empire on which the sun never set. We made all the usual Imperial mistakes -- imagining that we 'owned' justice, freedom and peace and had the god-given duty to bring them to everyone else -- just as long as the profits kept flowing back to us. We have spent half a century counting the cost of our own arrogance. I just hope my beloved friends in other parts of the world (:)) won't have to do the same.
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