A couple of months ago I went to see the movie “I am Malala”.  It’s the amazingly inspiring story of a young girl who was critically shot  by the Taliban because she insisted on getting an education.  Over the next few years, she became a voice around the world, campaining for the right of all women and children everywhere to receive an education. In recognition of her efforts, at age 17 she became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala’s example of standing up for what she believes and finding the courage to oppose those who tried to silence her, is a challenge to all of us.

Lord give me the courage to speak up for what I believe.  There is no other messages more important than the one you have entrusted to us.  Help me Lord to conquer my fear of rejection one conversation at a time.