• John D. Carbonaro, CPA

The Love of Power vs The Power of Love


You have heard this saying, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We are witnessing an epic power struggle playing out before our very eyes. Politicians are exercising as much power as they can, and a little more. But even before the supposed covid fiasco, politicians and government in general have demonstrated a love of power. Higher taxes, more laws, more oversight and more overreach, etc. This love of power has been going on in America for a long time. It is now coming to a head.

You might say it looks hopeless and will end in defeat. It will, but not for us, but for them. And by “us” I mean the vast majority of people who don’t lust for power, who want to live peacefully, and want to live in freedom. The few who lust for power are far outnumbered by the immense number of people who care about others, who love peace and who are willing to stand up when the time is right.

We have the power of love. The power of love is far, far stronger than the love of power. Why? Because God is all powerful and God is all love. It’s really that simple. God = All power. God = All love. So in God, All power = all Love. And we all know that “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son Jesus that whoever believes in Him will not parish, but have everlasting life. Jesus said, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” God is very interested in what is going on. He supports good and resists evil. Nothing escapes His attention. But He does it in His way and in His timing.

If you are not a person of faith, let’s look at history. Adolph Hitler loved power. What defeated him? Hundreds of thousands of soldiers who loved their families, friends, and home towns enough to storm the beaches, sail in ships and do whatever it took to defeat evil. The power of love overcame the love of power. All the wars thereafter involving America fighting against communism ended the same way, thankfully.

As we love our families, our neighbors and our coworkers, we will gain courage and strength. The time will come soon when we have to stand up against the people who love power. In the meantime, strengthen your power of love by helping people, spending time with loved ones, really care about others and just love on them. Love can be contagious. Oh, and one more thing, God said, "perfect loves casts out all fear!" The more you love, the less fear you will have. So, LOVE ON!

Thank you,

John D. Carbonaro, CPA

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