Jesus lived on this planet as the holiest, most loving man who ever lived, yet he lacked neither wisdom nor power. He gave up His own life but when He needed to provide food for the hungry, heal the sick, raise the dead, walk on water or meet any need in hs community, He was still able to do it with neither strain nor appeals to funders or powerful friends.
Today, love and power seem to be opposites. Why do the most pious or supposedly loving seem to be the most powerless when it comes to personal or societal needs and transformation? We seem to merely have an appearance of love and lack the potency thereof.
Love is not truly love if it is impotent. Christ is boundless Love and has all the power and wisdom to back it up. What is the point of caring if we lack the wisdom and power to carry it out?
Are we truly following Christ, referred to in scriptures as the power and the wisdom of God? Are we truly being guided by the Holy Spirit? The source of love is the source of wisdom and true power. If we are in love, the God-kind of love, we are in omnipotency, where all things are possible. Love is not synonymous with weakness or foolishness.
Perhaps our impotency stems from breezing in and out of faith, of love, of the spirit instead of abiding in the vine as Christ admonished. It is impossible to believe in and follow Christ without obtaining Christ-like results. If we are righteous and caring, we do not have to be impoverished and destitute unless we choose to, like Christ did, the end result of which was far from weak.