What does it mean to empower someone?
For me, to empower means to call someone to believe in his or her inner strength and ability. Empower does not mean to seek physical power, but to use the power of conviction to move mountains.
Empowering begins with every individual believing that they are God’s beloved son or daughter, blessed as God’s greatest creation, loved unconditionally, and created to be the best person they can be.
We can empower each other every day by showing respect, kindness, love, compassion, and mercy. We can empower the homeless man on the corner by not judging him, and letting him know that God loves him, that he is not alone. Will this empowering give him a home or a job? Only God knows the answer to those questions. What it can do is give him the faith to continue to seek and persevere.