On a day of drunken revelry, the National Post has an article on the life of St. Patrick that offers a sobering reminder. Just as Patrick was stolen from his homeland and brought into forced labour as a shepherd in Ireland, many in our day are sold into slavery in horrific conditions. May Clint Humfrey’s article give us all pause to think both on the life of the apostle to Ireland and the plight of those who, this very day, are living a life of abject terror. Here’s a quote:
Green beer sales mark the globalized celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and for many who are only Irish once a year little more is thought of. But it may be time for St. Patrick’s Day to become an occasion of global awareness for something more than the taste of Guinness, namely the problem of human trafficking.