The Courage to Raise Our Voices with Rev. Janet Newton

The French have a term — l’esprit de l’escalier — which is often translated as ‘staircase wit.’ It refers to those moments when you think of the perfect reply to someone, but just a little too late: as you descend the staircase away from the conversation. Have there been times in your life when the right thing to say eludes you, or when your struggle to locate the courage to say something that might be met with resistance causes you to stay quiet? What would happen if we challenged ourselves to recognize that, even if the perfect words are elusive, our words — our voices — need not be perfect to be powerful?