Above all, Jesus rejected violent political power, which can be defined in practice as power gained through alliance with the violent powers of this world—alliances bought only too frequently at the price of abandoning undivided loyalty to God. Politics has been defined as the “art of compromise.” But when our relationship with God is the issue, there can be no question of compromise.
As Jesus says to Satan, after telling him to “Get behind me,” when Satan offers him power over all the kingdoms of the world, “You shall worship the Lord your God; him alone shall you serve.”
NO POWER BUT LOVE
Rev. David Knight, PhD (Moral Theology, Catholic University), 60 years a Catholic priest, author of forty books on Catholic Faith and teaching. For further biographical information see, https://cdom.org/father-david-buell-maria-knight-obituary/
God is pleased with nothing but love.
One act of pure love is more precious in the eyes of God
and of the soul, and more profitable to the Church,
than all the good works together,
though it may seem as nothing.”
– St. John of the Cross