Jesus established a kingdom not one based upon retaliation, smashing the competition, arrogance, or militarily defeating the enemy. Jesus established a kingdom based on humility, truth, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and love (Luke 23:33-38). This was a type of kingdom no one expected, and a type of kingdom with which we have trouble establishing.
In the Christian sense, power is not a tool to dominate others and use violence to enforce that domination; rather, power is utilized to build up the kingdom of God through humility, truth, kindness, love, and yes, forgiveness. There are prayers that remind us of this with the phrase: “God chiefly show his power in mercy and compassion.” May we not betray the kingdom of which Jesus bore witness and display power in enacting mercy and compassion.