In Response to Yesterday

March 8, 2012 § 1 Comment

 

Just to clarify.

I’m not telling you to support the Kony 2012 campaign. I’m not sure I even support the Kony 2012 campaign. What I DO want, is awareness. This is a horrible, nasty, tragic thing that is happening in the world. Unfortunately, it’s not the only horrible, nasty, tragic thing that is happening.

There are still honour killings in the middle east – brothers or fathers kill their own sisters or daughters because they’ve done something against the Koran.

There are still baby girls in China being killed or left on the road or in a garbage heap because they weren’t a boy.

There are still girls being trafficked int0 the United States and Canada for sex. A lot of them.

There are still children being abandoned, and brand new mothers being forced to live with the animals because it’s the “belief” in Nepal.

There is still genocide, rape, torture, murder, molestation, abuse, racism, and more happening… in our own country, and in our own cities.

I’m not telling you to support the Kony 2012 campaign. I’m telling you to be aware of what is going on in the world. Be aware of what is going on outside the four walls of your home. Be aware of what is happening beyond the borders of your country. Stop living in your own bubble and start opening your eyes. We are not living in a safe place. It looks safe on the outside. But once you start to dig, you can see that it’s nasty.

I am so glad that God has grace for these people. We need to be aware that these people who have been directly affected by all the things I’ve listed need to hear that God loves them. Because He does. He hasn’t forgotten them. They are not invisible to Him.

 

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§ One Response to In Response to Yesterday

  • Ramona says:

    I’ve learned a lot in the last few days. Regardless of whether their message was good or bad, they certainly started a much-needed conversation.

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