On 2011's International Day of Peace, after the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the 2nd Annual Weekend of Fasting and Prayer to End Human Trafficking (see: https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=171541606252231), I'm reflecting on the monumental task we are faced with in bringing freedom and shalom to the kingdom.
Some have said it is not our job to change the world, as this is not Christ's vision. The Bible clearly disagrees with this viewpoint; its words embedded with the command, call and desire for both personal and systemic change.
Today as we prepare for this weekend, let us ask for peace within ourselves to not be afraid to see the darkest issues at hand within slavery — even if those issues point towards us. As we intercede for those in bondage, may we be as ardent in confessing where we have been oppressors, where we continue to be oppressors, and how that oppression in us can end.