“My children, our love is not just to be words or mere talk, but something real, and active.” Saint Katharine Drexel
Just like the tiny seeds, once we put them in the ground we need to do our part of activley helping them along to become the beautiful living plant/bush that they hold within their tiny shell. The potentional is there but what can get in the way? Will it recieve all it needs to achieve or reach what it was intended for? What are we intended for? As Easter People are we not a Community who believes we are LOVED By GOD and when asked
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
A violation of this love is the awful chain of Human Trafficking.
What is Human Trafficking? Human Trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and its subsequent reauthorizations define human trafficking as: a) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
- b) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. (22 U.S.C. § 7102(9)). https://www.justice.gov/humantrafficking
Social Justice Committee: Joyce Hadley, ASBS Chairperson; Sr. Jean Olmstead, SBS Leadership; Hilda Wiltz, ASBS; Kathy and Gary Scott ASBS; Madeline Tymes, ASBS; Ernest Tymes, ASBS; Sr. Consolata Beecher, SBS; Sr. Geraldine Mikulec, SBS; Sr. Patricia Rogan,SBS; Sr. Patricia Downs, SBS