Robert Capon wrote, “Left-handed power is governed by the more intuitive, open, and imaginative right side of the brain. It can look to the world like weakness, intervention that seems to be nonintervention.” It is the power of paradox. It is the power of humility. It is the power that changes hearts.
“The way Jesus and these magi resist Herod is not to build up enough good guy power to make the king’s knees go weak. They resist him by refusing to be driven by what drives him. The magi hear Herod out. And then they continue on their way toward Jesus, changing course only when God leads them home by another road.”