It was "Missions Day" today at church, and the sermon focused heavily upon a recent news story about which I'd not heard anything. Not trusting my own memory to recall the details accurately, I decided to Google the key points to see if I could locate the whole story.
Please understand that I'd never heard of the International Justice Mission (IJM) before today. I have no idea what their overall politics are, or even if they take political stances on issues.
They free slaves.
That's WAY more than good enough to land on my "I admire your work" list. So rather than having me blather on in an attempt to sound intelligent, let me just cut straight to the heart of the matter and encourage you to read about the IJM’s great work.
This article was from 10 days ago. Did our press cover anything anywhere near as important today?
...well there was Obama’s re-inauguration…
...the 49ers are going to go to the Super Bowl…
...for some reason NASA shot the image of the Mona Lisa to the moon.
Nope, all trivia… nothing even close in importance.
Has anyone else heard about this? Is it just me? Did I miss a memo recently? Or is our substitute pastor just a better itinerant journalist than, say, everyone else in the mainstream media?
Please let me know if I'm being unfair.