Something to Think About...

Freedom...What IS freedom really?  Is it really doing anything and everything we want?  Or is freedom actually keeping boundaries and keeping healthy pre-set laws?  Does the saying "I can do anything as long as it doesn't hurt someone else" really ring true to the core of this society?  Or are we just ignoring the good "convictions" in our hearts?  Something to think about... Whewww that's heavy stuff huh!!  I don't mean to sound so critical or imposing in any way by asking these questions!  They're just some things that I've been learning in my Growth and Development class.

These are issues that have been on my mind and my heart as of late, and I've been battling with them for quite a while now actually.

I just wanted to bring this up because Human Trafficking is a societal disease that has been behind the curtains for far too long.  But really, is society imposing these things upon humans?  Or aren't we, humans, the ones who SHAPE society?  Something to think about...

Human Trafficking is by far one of the leading injustices that are rampant in this world, while it produces so much profit for exploiters.  But on the flip side, young girls, women, and even young boys are just left with incurable scars.  This heinous industry is so "successful" because there is the reality where people want drugs and arms.  No matter what country we may be in, these are "needed".

The reality is that these things are not lasting.  At all.  They're used up once and they're gone.  Just like that.   However, as sick as it may sound, humans are "re-usable"  for many purposes.  It can be sexual labor, forced labor, you name it! And as long as they're enslaved in some form or another, the exploiters can create some form of consistent profit in order to GAIN all the said items like drugs and guns.  Again, something to think about...

I was very thankful this morning to go on Caitlin's website and find that the media is beginning to expose moral issues such as this one, all the while bringing into the light "America's Dirty Little Secrets"--or even crazier, the WORLD'S LITTLE SECRETS.   I'm so glad that it's not only being acknowledged now, but that people are moving towards the abolition of present-day slavery!

My incentive for posting this isn't to bring anybody down.  It's just something that is constantly being reminded to me to pray for these victims and this issue.   I certainly wouldn't want to remain silent about it or even worse--remain indifferent about this injustice because I feel that THAT would be a greater injustice.

Have you seen Boondock Saints? I know I know bloody movie but hey! It's got SOME good points!  :P There's a quote in that movie that states my thought better than I can!  Well sort of, because it begs the question for some philosophies I have.

But it goes something like..."There's no greater evil than good people watching evil being done..."? Hahaha I'm probably butchering it I'm sorry!

There are some great organizations out there that help support these kinds of causes...

One of them is a Christian organization called Living Water for Girls. There's another one that sets up events with churches or organizations and it's Love 146! I remember attending one of these events last year where we fund raised through music!  We can donate to these groups' websites and perhaps someday get involved even!  Who knows?

All in all, I wanted to reiterate info on what's going on out there, as well as share where my heart has been lately.  It's interesting...whenever I wake up in the middle of the night I remember these things and feel pulled to pray...Not a coincidence :D  I don't believe in coincidences anyway hehe!

Well, I hope this turns out to be an encouragement instead of a downer!  Because this is reality.  Perhaps this brings our lives into perspective a little bit more, and demonstrates that there truly is more out there than ourselves...at least, myself...It's definitely something to think about.

This is one of the songs that I've been listening to over and over lately!  It's sad but again--it changes my perspective.

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And thanks to Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point for posting this up!  It was a great reminder! <33

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Have a great day and stay cool! Errr warm?!

Grace & Peace,

Ellie <3