The Power of Love
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.-Jimi Hendrix
This is followed immediately by the Ve’ahavta, an expression of the ways in which we show love for God, practical and tangible acts that render faith more a “walking the walk” than a “talking the talk.” And its proximity to Shema is pedagogically sound: the power of love can only be fully realized when we are keenly aware of the object of that love and our motivation to express it. More than even Jimi intended, true “Shalom,” true wholeness, integration and peace will come only when the quest for love transcends the pursuit of power.
Rabbi Daniel Weiner