It is funny – “funny peculiar” as my mother would say, not “funny ha-ha” – that the Taliban thinks that in killing this beautiful girl, or in silencing her voice should she lose that capability, her “voice” will be silenced. They are wrong. This horrific act engages the likes of me and you and thousands around the world in support of her, engages us in ways to speak for her if she cannot.
In my religious denomination our tag-line is “God is Still Speaking…” Indeed God in each of God’s beloved children, when they speak for truth, continues speaking – whether from the hospital bed or from the grave. Truth must not be silenced; it cannot be
As I move through the balance of my week I hope to be all the more alert to the ways and times when I can speak out for truth, to stand with conviction, to never give up, and so, to be heard. May it be so for you as well.