Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wilber Wilberforce: 30 August 2012

Today we celebrate William Wilberforce, and I am sorry I don't have a write up on him. William Wilberforce fought to eliminate the slave trade from the British Empire. He was a parliamentarian, who took his faith very seriously, and much of his life was spent as a member of parliament fighting the slave trade. He nearly left politics, because after his conversion to Christianity, he was not sure that Christian should be a politician. Thanks be to God he remained in Parliament, and his efforts eventually led, not only to ending the slave trade, but ending slavery in the British Empire as well.

I highly recommend the movie Amazing Grace to learn more about Mr. Wilberforce.

Collect: God of the Covenant, your word inspires us to live in relationship to your call. Help us to follow the example of William Wilberforce, that we may constantly defend the poor, help those with no helper, and seek the kingdom. Through Yeshuah who freed us from the slavery to our sins we pray. Amen. (white)

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