Persuasion is different from manipulation
Luke 24:35-48. Jesus continues to persuade His disciples through reason rather than imposing through His power
There is something dignifying and empowering in the way Jesus tried to convince his disciples that He is resurrected. Imagine: if God is all-powerful, why didn’t He impose and manipulate His disciples on what to think?
Indeed, persuasion is different from manipulation. The former acknowledges the dignity of the person; while the latter abuses power to control a person’s behavior.
If God’s way of leadership is through the upholding of dignity and providing of evidence, who are we to lead like a puppeteer manipulating puppets?
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 111: APRIL 21, 2022]