1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

25 February 2010

“Hundreds of British children are being trafficked” (4A Fu Hon-lap, Michael)

I was shocked when I glimpsed the above headline. The UK is one of the most developed as well as civilized societies in the world, I wonder why such illegal activity, especially internal trafficking, can still be found in this country After reading the news article, I found a shocking reason behind this crime.

Actually, the reason why British children are being trafficked is because of their ignorance. In most cases, the victims were befriended by the culprits who pretended to be helpful and generous. Their tricks included making advances to the victims and forcing the girls to ‘payback’ by having sex with him and his friends. Needless to say, money is always involved in such deal.

It is terrible, isn’t it?

However, the majority of victims dared not tell the others as they felt ashamed of themselves. It becomes a vicious cycle since no one is accused and no consequence is involved when everyone zips their lips.

Indeed, the incident is familiar to me as I believe some of the teenage girls in Hong Kong must have encountered this problem as well. Meeting boyfriend is something as casual as having lunch with friends in many teenage girls’ eyes. They obey what their boyfriends request them to do for it is what they think the only way to express love, but actually they are wrong as they put their own safety at risk.

In fact, I have been concerning about this issue for years as I always hear some of my friends say quite a number of girls in our school are going out with boys casually. Dating is really romantic, but true love should only be built on trust, respect and protection.

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