Each day that passes my stomach churns for the families who don’t know where their girls are. My heart aches for these young ladies who are being violated and harmed. My soul begs for forgiveness because somewhere in all of this mess is the bigger problem, the systemic problem that I glance at and then look away from because it is so ugly and so uncomfortable. But these girls have made my gaze constant. These girls and the animals who have taken them have shed new light on a problem that has been part of our humanity for centuries. We cannot allow this to happen because while it does God will not reign. Our responsibility to other human beings is the same whether they are related or not. These are our girls as are all of the other girls and boys who are trafficked. It is hard to know what to do, but I can begin with not looking away and with prayers. Because if it were my daughters….