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Empowerment is one of those buzzwords in the business world that has been popular for years. Supervisors empower their employees to take responsibility for their jobs, giving them the tools and guidance they need to succeed.
Our readings this week focus on empowerment. But in this case it is God who has empowered us with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Just as in business, this empowerment comes with great responsibility. Through the Holy Spirit, God gives us the tools and guidance we need to successfully live out our faith as His children.
While this empowerment may mean different responsibilities for each of us, it is the common thread that ties us all together. God empowers us through the Spirit so that we may serve and empower others.
Bottom line? God empowers us to love one another. Let us take responsibility and do the best we can.