When we regard ourselves as “weak,” we inherently desire someone strong to “save” us. Politicians, teachers, spouses, clergy. Because Christianity has built into it the concept of frailty, sinfulness, helplessness, the mindset becomes ingrained. Then add sociopathic clergy (who are drawn to positions of power anyway), and they will quickly take advantage of that state for their own benefit, rather than pointing us to God and saying our strength is in Him. The abuser says “without me you’re nothing,” and Christ says the same thing. But the former says it with a curled lip, desirous of the chance to weild power over you, and the latter says it with tender mercy, wanting to give you more power.
“Finding more power than I’ll ever need
I’m learning to lean on Jesus.”