This week, we have been learning how we can change the conversation. Rather than solely focusing on rescue or aftercare, we are asking the question: What would it look like to fight human trafficking by loving those most vulnerable? In essence, how can we care for those who traffickers intentionally target? Our homeless neighbors are some of those most vulnerable to exploitation.
Read this story about how one conversation with a homeless man named “Dreads” changed my life forever.
Questions for small group discussion
- How have you been the priest and levite?
- Has God shown your own neediness this week? What does that look like?
- What prejudices have come to mind as you come into contact with people in this city?
- Is the Gospel your motivation for doing justice? How does or would the life, death, and resurrection free you to love your neighbor?
This afternoon, you have the unique opportunity to treat other human beings as human beings. It’s crazy, I know, but people love it!
However, due to the nature of the day, you will have a period of time when you are not on site. This is by design; DO NOT GO SHOPPING. Rather use this time to bless the vulnerable you meet today whether they be homeless or at-risk-youth on your own as a team. You will not regret it!
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