What challenges have you faced in speaking up about issues that matter to you?
This week’s Word Up is prompted by the feeling of defeat. When working to overcome injustice of any kind we sometimes hear comments like, “It’s hopeless; you can’t change people’s attitudes. Why even try?” Overcoming these challenges can be difficult (and exhausting). Just last week, the sensation of defeat was squeezing at my heart and I ran across a powerful quote by one of the most encouraging human beings to ever grace the earth, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” This time, one quote was all it took. Back in the game!