But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. Matthew 18:25
Slavery is well and alive today.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday, there are organizations, schools and churches taking the time to do a Day of Service.
There are breakfasts, luncheons and dinners also focusing on celebrating Dr. King’s birthday and the work he and others did to bring about Civil Rights for people of color and the oppressed.
It is wonderful to know that people haven’t forgotten Dr. King and his legacy will forever be highlighted in American history.
However, many celebrations taking place today should bring greater light on the horrific state that this world continues to hold onto with slavery and human trafficking.
Yes, slavery still exists today and although little attention is placed on eradicating this crime of human bondage and suffering, we need to be aware that it does exist all for the sake of profit.
Dr. King knew when he accepted the mantle to lead his people out of racial bondage it would cost him a great deal. And yes, it did cause him his life.
Yet, Dr. King just didn’t stop protesting and fighting for one group of people, but also for all people throughout the world.
And we also know that Dr. King didn’t turn his eyes from the Vietnam War or labor issues of blue-collar workers.
Yes, Dr. King deserves the honor that is being shown to him today but I can assure you, if he knew that slavery is the new institution for American investors and consumerism, he wouldn’t be sitting back relaxing on his laurels but out on his feet protesting and demanding its end.
Modern day slavery and human trafficking …this isn’t Martin’s dream and it shouldn’t be ours.
Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Colossians 4:1
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