We rejoice that the British Government passed a bill to abolish the slave trade 200 years ago today. We mourn that the illegal slave trade is more active today than it was then.
As the people of God, we turn our hearts towards the disenfranchised, the poor, the abused and we petition the Lord for the change. But then, we ask that the change will be in us, that we will fight to the very end to see justice, mercy, equality, and freedom. Its in our bones, in our DNA, we must fight.
There are many important political battles to be distracted by, but none so shocking, none that should attract greater attention than the reality of slavery, of men, women and children in the 21st Century.