Lenten Reflection for Thur 3/14/2013

Human Trafficking In Persons Report Map, 2009.

Human Trafficking In Persons Report Map, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Psalm am: 69
pm: 73 Jeremiah 22:13-23 Romans 8:12-27
John 6:41-51


But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on
shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion. —-Jeremiah 22:17


Hello? I said, Hello! Are you there, Johoaikim? Are you listening???
In this passage God is chastising the king of Judah for his flagrant
display of wealth acquired from the forced slave labor of those in his
kingdom and promises that, as a result, he will be thrown out of his
kingdom, be disgraced and punished with severe pain.
In fact, Johoaikim, and many others in our world today, have not
been listening to God. They continue to exploit others, using human
trafficking to store up wealth for themselves at the expense of other
people’s lives and dignity. Many of these victims are children who
suffer unspeakable acts at the hands of their oppressors. In spite of
the good example set by his father, who cared for the poor and
needy, and was blessed by God, those who choose not to listen will
eventually find themselves in Johoaikim’s shoes, abandoned and disgraced
for practicing their evil ways. Are you listening?

Karen Love
Educator, Preserver of Children’s Rights and Dignity,
Sea Life Lover, Puzzler



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