by Dion Oxford
Imagine a day when everyone assumed that all kids were always safe.
Consider a day when we could comfortably send our kids to school on their own without worrying that something bad might happen to them.
Imagine a day when there was no such thing as ‘street youth’ who flee to the streets because they have decided that it is safer there than at home where the people they should be able to trust the most are betraying that trust.
Consider a day when we could assume that foster care was a safe alternative for at-risk youth. Even better, imagine a day when there was absolutely no need for foster care or children’s aid because all kids were getting everything they needed at home and there was no such thing as ‘at risk’ youth.
Consider a day when there was no need for youth detention centers or criminal codes for young people or courts specifically designed for minors.
Come Lord Jesus. Come quickly!