27 Mar A Cause You Can Believe In
There are many causes in the world: “Save the whales;” “Save the forests;” ”Save our environment;” “Preserve Freedom.;” and, of course, “Save the Family.” It’s important for people to have a cause. It keeps us focused during our discretionary time on bettering our neighborhoods, community, society, and world. Because of our potential to make a marked difference we should consider our causes carefully.
I don’t want to rain on anyone’s cause parade, but let’s compare a few causes.
Squirrels or freedom?
Forests or family?
Whales or the birth of a child?
There are many others…and honestly, I’m not trying to discredit anyone’s cause. I just think we all need to recognize that we have a certain amount of time on this earth, and prioritizing that time is pretty significant. When we meet our Maker, as many believe we will, I can imagine we’ll be making a report of the causes for which we actively advocated.
In my humble opinion Family and Freedom should take precedence on anyone’s list. However I was just reminded of a cause that I learned about several years ago at the UN. A film was shown at one of the side events during a major UN Conference. The film took us to the Brothels of Calcutta where children had been trafficked and sold as sex slaves. I was appalled! And the subject of the film literally gave me nightmares. And then I left NYC and over the months and years I have forgotten that child sex slavery still exists. Well it does.
This is a cause that every decent man and woman in the world should embrace. Demanding that this type of abuse must stop should be paramount, until pressure is so great that governments have to address the issue and stop the practice. Information in the film strongly suggests that local governments are compliant with this practice. Financially there are a lot of people who are benefiting from the trafficking of these young boys and girls… including government leaders and policemen.
If enough people made it their cause, and our voices were united around the world, the lives of these sweet innocent children will be saved. Go to LOVE146 to learn more. Warning: It’s going to break your heart!