September 15,2014 – Many children are beginning the school year – others on vacation. All children and youth through education share citizenship in the global world. Through education, we build a better future against ignorance, unemployment, illiteracy, disease, the cycle of poverty……..Malala Yousufzai (the 16 year old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for defending her right to an education) said,”Let us pick up our books and pens, they are our most powerful weapon.” May we join in worldwide thought, prayer, and blessing for all children and youth – those attending school – those never seeing a classroom. All of us in community join parents as educators of the young. May we see the beauty and goodness of each and help the child and youth reach their full potential as a human being.