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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008
    Three quotes on power
     
    Three quotes in a short talk I'm giving in Poverty Action Week, prepared today:

    1. If We Had The Power, the poem from Year 3 of Croxteth Primary School which I quoted in full here.

    2.
    from Bob Linthicum:
    Power is always present in all human situations, because power is nothing more than the ability, capacity and willingness of a person, a group of people or an institution to act. The ability, capacity and willingness to act is, in itself, neither good nor bad. What makes power constructive or destructive is how it is used and for what purpose it is used (that is, whether it is designed to control and dominate people or to enable people to be in charge of their own destinies).
    3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

    I know that you can fill in the gaps.


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