Monday, January 26, 2015

A Look at Our Priorities

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Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.  Yes, speak up for the poor ad helpless, and see that they get justice.

Re-entry has been tough.  My third world experience is impacting my tolerance for our perceived first world problems.

I’m over the jetlag, but the socio-emotional adjustment continues.  While I was inspired by God’s work through some amazing people, the overall status of women in Cambodia is discouraging and, in some cases, horrifying.

So it’s frankly disheartening to return to a full week of Deflategate chatter.  It leads every local news broadcast – both radio and television.  It’s a prominent conversation topic on social media, in my home and around town.  Is it worthwhile to focus so much energy on a game?  What news stories did we miss while fixated on Tom Brady and Bill Belechik?

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The Super Bowl is the largest weekend for prostitution in the US, according to ABC News, which means sex trafficking.  A lot of men, money and alcohol lead to an increased demand for commercial sex.  It’s big business.  Why aren’t we hearing about this?  January is human trafficking awareness month, yet the news media doesn’t highlight the ugly and unpleasant truth.

Are you aware of your local statistics regarding trafficking?  Updated stats for your state are available from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

#seedsofscripture #Cambodia #sextrafficking #SuperBowl #Deflategate #newsworthy

1 comment:

  1. I am SO with you on this! It has made me crazy but can only imagine how it affects you having just returned from Cambodia (and being in the Patriots' "front yard"). How can we participate in exposing the abusers and prosecuting the perpetrators in the Super Bowl sex trafficking? Any thoughts?