Yeah, I like the connotation of wield better than that of brandish. One is just waving a weapon in a menacing fashion, like a threat. But the other implies the action of actually using a weapon.
I don’t want to just threaten like a child playing a game. I want to actually kick some butt! In this case, human trafficking. I will draw my sword, advance, and fight, wielding said sword, and draw blood.
I’m not a girlie girl. I’ve said that before. Don’t get me wrong; I’ll watch a chick flick, but I’m not going to spend the extra money to see one in a theater. Only the most epic tales of courage and awesome special effects warrant taking out the small loan needed to pay for a trip to a movie theater these days. These have always been my favorite stories, where a lone hero, or a small band of friends or warriors takes on something much bigger than themselves, even when it seems impossible.
I’ve said before that we should never stop fighting just because human trafficking is such a daunting and formidable foe, yet that’s what I have done. Not on purpose. I didn’t realize I had given up the fight, but looking over my actions over the last few months, I see I have done very little to advance the cause, and
I am ashamed.
I intended to use some of my new found time in researching, promoting, and finding ways I can help. Instead, I read a book, started following some organizations on Twitter, and nothing else.
I am declaring it now. I am recommitting to the cause, to the helpless victims who are suffering, to the vulnerable who need awareness and prevention. I am recommitting to JUSTICE.
I’m a quiet person, locked inside myself most often, until I see injustice. It stirs and moves me, igniting a passionate flame in my heart that burns so deeply I know I cannot contain it.
This is what I’m meant to do. This is what my warrior’s heart is meant to battle, and it doesn’t matter that I’m smaller than human trafficking, because I plan to spread this fire in my back yard and worldwide. This is a foe worth fighting.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.