St. Mark’s Adult Education Meeting Summary
Session One: “Finding My Way Home,” by Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Discussion Led By Mike Kreutzer
Sunday, November 07, 2004
The Path of Power
GROUP DISCUSSION: Powerlessness — Christian’s can exercise power through being powerless. The most misused form of power is when declaring God has given us the power to fight and win over our enemies. For example, “God Bless America” is limited to one country, whereas all people on earth belong to God. Jesus exercised powerlessness. Some people use power to keep others at a distance so they don’t have to deal with them. Jesus taught of the child-like connection to God. Jesus accepted strangers with compassion and love. The Beatitudes can be thought of as a self-portrait of Jesus. Some think they are the heart of the Gospel. Many people struggle to get involved with church activities. One must take the risk and venture forwards. Do what you can to help others. It can be difficult for us to define how weakness becomes power.