For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
― Sam Levenson
Well what actually is charity…? the Merriam Webster defines it as the act of giving money, food, or other kinds of help to people who are poor, sick, etc. also something that is given to people who are poor, sick etc. It could be an organization that helps people who are poor, sick etc. it could be an organization that helps people in need.
Empowerment is to give official authority or legal power to a person. To act his/her behalf. It also promotes self actualization or influence s to put it concisely it enables.
To me charity always has an infliction of self-righteousness, pity and it makes a statement, but Mother Teresa says, it’s not much how we give but how much of love we put into giving…Maybe… Charity, if we have the means is a personal choice, but charity which is expected or compelled is simply a polite word for slavery. Think about it, when we give food to the poor, we are called saints, but if we were to ask why the poor have no food, then we become communists.
While empowering to me is standing by a person, acknowledging the person and whole complete and capable to taking care of his/her own needs. There is an incredible change that happens in our life when we decide to take control of what we do , when we have over instead of craving control over what we don’t.
While both charity and empowering reach, out one gives alms, while other allows self-respect. While we do good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.
Empowerment is nothing but lending arms so keep away receiving alms.