Yesterday I spoke about a slave girl who is nameless in Acts 16.  She announces that Paul and Silas are “slaves to the Most High God.”  Eventually Paul gets her to shut-up.  For some reason he does not appreciate the fact that the girl is announcing his beliefs and his teachings about Jesus.

I am still fixated on the namelessness of the girl in Acts, as I hold it next to the school girls in Nigeria who are being held captive by the Boko Haram.  In looking at pictures, videos and following the story I come to realize that this is much bigger than a “story.”  This is life for 276 girls who have names, have parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters.  From so far away, what can we do?

How will we respond?  As people of faith what is our obligation to these girls?  How do we share their names and lives?  How do we engage?  How do we help make these girls be “no longer nameless?”

The first step is to tweet #Bring Back Our Girls

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