Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quote for the Day

“Think of the plight of the orphan somewhere right now out there in the world. It’s not that she’s just lonely. It’s that she has no inheritance, no future. With every passing year, she’s less “cute”, less adorable. In just a few years, on her eighteenth birthday, she’ll be expelled from the orphanage, from “the system”. What will happen to her then? Maybe she’ll join the military or find some job training. Maybe she’ll stare at a tile on the ceiling above her as her body is violated by a man who’s willing to pay her enough to eat for a day, alone in a back alley or in front of a camera crew of strangers. Maybe she’ll place a revolver in her mouth or tie a rope around her neck, knowing no one will have to deal with her except, once again, the “bureaucratic authorities” who can clean up the mess she leaves behind. Can you feel the force of such desperation? Jesus can. She’s his little sister.”

~ Russell D. Moore, Adopted for Life

(Thank you to Missy's Posterous for sharing this on her blog)

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