I read and hear about such people every day and it gladdens my heart. Men, women and children who stand up and speak up. Push themselves beyond previous limits and discover amazing inner resource and resolve.
The Young Scot Awards 2013 left me feeling proud of each and every one. One young lad,Paul, turned away from crime and helps inspire others. Martha raised money for impoverished children in Africa. Susannah tackled bullying against sexual bigotry. Jess, the overall winner - there had to be only one - is an amazing young woman whose life was rooted in traumatic and serious sexual abuse and WENT PUBLIC with this to help others. To open up this darkness has shown a tremendous aptitude and generosity in her. So proud of you, Jess. So HAPPY to see you so happy. God, please bless each and every young person in the world who has suffered and then used this to bless others. Inspire others with their triumphant life stories. Thank You. Amen.