Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, made a plea from the pulpit this past Sunday. His plea was for the leaders in Uganda to “redouble efforts to put an end to the suffering and misery of people in the North.” He was referring to the child soldiers and the attrocities the LRA rebels are inflicting on the people of the region.
I know I’m naive about the political issues surrounding child slavery. I’m admiting that openly before asking this question: Why do we have to beg? Why do we have to plead? Except for the monsters in the LRA, is there truly anyone who views this as optional?
I’m dumbfounded by the lunacy of it all. I don’t have a place to put my emotions on this topic.