The River {An Illustration of Human Trafficking}

by Laura on October 11, 2011

I wanted to share this quick illustration of the three different components of the fight against human trafficking. This word-picture could be applied to many social justice issues, and I heard it first from our friends over at ZOE Children’s Homes.  Call me crazy, but I just do better with simple analogies I can understand. . .

With that said, I realize that we can’t be passionate about every social justice issue that plagues our world today.  Let’s be honest, there are more really-massive global problems than our hearts or minds could count. Personally, though, I have found that I typically care about and get involved with the injustices that are either A} Right in my face, B} that God stirs a deep compassion for, or C} that I’ve personally had deep connection with.

How about you?  Which heartbreaking issue is greatest on your radar right now?  AIDS, orphans, foster-kids, single-moms, abused women, special needs kids, poverty, ___________________ ?

  • @ngie

    Love it! What a great way to look at the different efforts in crisis issues. Also, the affirmation helps me to breath a little easier knowing I don’t have to do it all. I also can look around me and not get down on others who don’t do it all. Thanks for sharing, Laura!

    • Laura

      @ngie . . . good point about not doing it all. I think it is true that when you look at the whole river, it’s easy to get so overwhelmed that you just don’t try at all. Maybe looking at the different components is a little easier for our humanity to take in and understand and maybe put our hands to . . .

  • Amy

    Thank you for clarifying that! I think in my head it was just a jumbled mess of, well, MESS. Homelessness and orphans are high on my radar at the moment.

    • Laura

      Amy- I agree, a MESS, is most definitely what so much of this is– cute word picture or no.

      I am heading over to read your post about early risers right now! I think I need to hear it!

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