When brokenness sits at your feet you don't dare quote that bible verse you self-righteously believe is true, or fire ideologies and philosophies your privileged education has taught you. You don't dare speak or judge or sympathise of FIX. You simply sit. You hold brokenness in your hands and feel its heart beat. You listen to it sensitively, you try to touch it and you respect it.
You realise that to some extent you are also broken. You are entrapped and enslaved in the mindset that you have the power to change things you do not understand. You remain captive inside your limited worldview and experiences that are incomparable to the brokenness sitting before you. Barred within your limitations you realise that the brokenness will not go away and as fervently as you try to fix it, you can't.
Brokenness in time will stand. Slowly and surely it will gain strength until it rises up tall — clothed in strength and dignity. When brokenness stands radiant splendour will flood the room as a conscious decision to live and love has been executed. This decision made independently. This decision made freely. When brokenness stands you will witness beauty in its most magnificent form.
It is then that brokenness may hold hands with the captive. The broken now choosing to heal and be restored. The captive realising it has been trapped in a cage of limited perception and desiring to be free. Together the broken and the captive can build on their limitations, their transgressions, their virtuousness and keep walking towards redemption where they will ultimately be restored and liberated.
Description: My initial experiences of working with human trafficking. Everything I thought I knew was challenged as I realised that the people who hold the answers to this problem are the victims of trafficking themselves.