Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jammed

a Jesus thought...
By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)

a Godly thought...
Most of us know intuitively that spiritual growth often takes place in contexts of pain, struggle, doubt, and the unknown. In these times, neat, off the shelf answers don't suffice. (p97 Frost & Hirsch)

a leading thought...
The highest form of motivation happens when your people are on the same page as you are. They share your vision and so are motivated, not manipulated. (p42 Court)

a Dave thought...
Last night I saw the latest Australian movie, The Jammed http://www.thejammed.com/ which highlights the horrific injustices of human trafficking and prostitution. One reviewer writes...


MELBOURNE film The Jammed seems the unlikeliest success story.It's a confronting, low-budget movie set against a background of human trafficking and the sex trade. Yet the film, directed by Dee McLachlan, has broken box office records in its first week on a single screen at Melbourne's Nova cinema, leading to its release in cinemas across the country.
The Salvos were for many years always willing to get involved in the injust issues of society to help victims of issues such as people trafficking. In England in the 1880's we were responsible for lifting the age of consent from 13 to 16, and today in Australia we are once again helping victims of this illegal trade.
It is often not until we get angry that we are willing to do something, well let me warn you this movie will make you want to do something. What do we do, is the question.
If we want to make a real differnce firstly I would suggest you take as many people as possible to see this film as it is shockingly disturbing. Then lets partner with those in the know like Danielle Strickland (justsalvos) and have the courage to confront. Catherine Booth said to better the future we must disturb the present, well I suggest now is the time to disturb.

Just a thought.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave,
Disturbingly good movie. Lets get behind 'Stop the Traffik'. Also coming soon, a 'JustSalvos' representative near you.
Limo

Anonymous said...

Dave

I am wondering how TSA in Australia is helping victims of this illegal trade as indicated in your comments?

Lieutenant Dave said...

There are some things going on at the local level of which the details are not allowed to be published here, but if you want to know more or better still help check out http://armybarmyremix.blogspot.com/