Saturday, January 9, 2016

Slavery and human trafficking are far from eradicated

From Tallahassee-

Human beings, created in God’s image, are made for the perfect freedom found in service to God and neighbor.

Throughout human history, as a result of our brokenness and a willful misuse of our freedom, we have enslaved others and turned God’s people into commodities.

In the Old Testament, we witness Joseph’s brothers selling him into slavery. In Scripture, we also hear the people of Israel, enslaved in Egypt, crying out for freedom.

In the New Testament, St. Paul pleads with a man named Philemon to free his slave, Onesimus. Slavery and human trafficking are an ongoing scourge on humanity, a fact we know all too well as we recall our history as a nation and our continuing struggle for racial justice and reconciliation.

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