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Passport power is measured by the number of countries your passport will allow you to enter without a visa. If you're a German citizen, you have the most powerful passport in the world, enabling you to enter 161 countries without a visa. A U.S. passport is powerful, but there are several countries that offer their citizens passports that are more powerful. If you're an Afghan, you're going to need a visa to go just about anywhere. A citizen of the commonwealth of God, however, is in possession of a passport of unsurpassed power!
For material based on today's gospel text, see "G-Force," July 19, 2009, at HomileticsOnline.com. If you're headed abroad on vacation this summer, one of the things you absolutely must have in your possession before boarding your flight is a valid passport.
U.S. citizens, armed with a little blue book, will get into 158 countries without needing to secure a visa in advance -- pretty good access to the world. If you hold a German...