A few days ago, I saw a man grab his daughter by the arm so forcefully that she stumbled and fell against him. He then struck her repeatedly with a pair of large, steel tongs.
Some years ago, I knew a woman who sold her daughter for men's "favors."
Spirit of Comfort, bless us with your Being. We need you with every breath we take. Spirit of Courage, the children of this world need us. Guide us. Make us into the people we must be. For them. Always. Amen.
Rev. Tamalyn Kralman
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)