The great 20th century thinker, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, taught: If a person were able to survey at a glance all he has done in the course of his life, what would he feel? He would be terrified at the extent of his own power.
Do we have the power . . . To change the world? Not likely. To change our community? It's possible. To change ourselves? This is completely within our reach. To change someone else? You can count on it! We must learn to be careful with how we use our individual power. We should see our relationship with every person as if it was fragile and you could hurt them or help them. It is. And you can.