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The Least of These

Valentine's Day is a difficult day for singles - I have friends who joke that it is Single's Awareness Day and wear black. While on Valentine's Day, I am quite aware that I have no boyfriend or husband, it is also a time for me to consider those around me.

Freedom Sunday, a day that the church is setting aside to pray for modern day slavery is this coming Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent. God constantly calls Himself a Father to the fatherless. Those who are least, especially widows and orphans, are most susceptible to being exploited in a variety of ways.
Haiti, where this video was shot, is one of the most vulnerable places for children to grow up, but it isn't the only place. This Valentine's Day, I'd encourage you to consider ways that you can help end modern day slavery as well as show Christ's love to the least of these in your community and around the world.


  1. I shared Valentine's Day with my 20-year-old daughter. She is an example of selfless love. After I decided we would not exchange gifts this year and should just dine out for lunch and eat the red velvet cookies we baked together, she still went out and bought me a really nice card and two boxes of chocolates and was excited to surprise me with them! That's love!

    Slavery has been on my mind a lot lately, especially those forced into sex slavery. We live in such an evil world.

  2. Sounds as though you had a wonderful Valentine's day.

    Like you, modern day slavery has been on my mind. The older I grow, the more I realize just how lucky I was growing up in a family that loved me. I hope that bringing awareness to the situation will motivate more to learn about this evil situation and step up to end it.


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