Hunger, Slavery, What Do We Have To Do With It?

Every time I talk to my friends about the injustices of this world, I am self- convicted. Yes, this injustice. But what are we doing about it. I am praying, giving, fasting, doing. I want to do more, I want to pour myself out for the people of this world. I don’t want to sit behind a desk and just write this. I want to be out there holding hands, hugging people that needs to be loved.

Human beings are not for sale or sell. Things are for sale, not people. What has greed led us to? How can I too write this when I spend 8 dollars for a meal? When others are starving, when others are held captive in sexual slavery. I know many of America don’t want to face this harsh reality because once we know, we will be convicted to do. The fact of the matter is that most of us don’t want to do because that means- change, insecurity, change of mindset, way of living, change of lifestyle- a lifestyle that centers not on self, but on others.

I have a deep sense of calling. My heart is so panged, my heart is angered more and more as I research and delve into this issue of modern day slavery. Why I? Why was I privileged enough to be born able? Able to learn, to grow, to play, to work? Why I? So that I can indulge in my own desires and materialistic wealth? So I can live in comfort while miles away, kids and women are being abducted?  So I can live in ignorance, avoiding the suffering of this world, hoping that I can live in Neverland forever…then die and be in Heaven?

Or was I privileged enough, despite my defected past, that I might be freed to deliver captives, bind wounds, heal hearts? I won’t stand for injustice. I won’t stand for relativity. I won’t stand for complacency. I won’t stand for evil or wickedness. I won’t stand for false gods that claim to deliver but give imitation hope, imitation love, imitation life.

“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things- and the things that are not- to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God- that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Therefore, it is written, “Let those who boast boast in the Lord“. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

If you can look at human trafficking and laugh it away…I can only mourn for you. For truth is not relative, truth declares, stands, shouts for freedom.


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