Did you know that 95% of the chocolate we buy is from unethical sources? We have inexpensive sources of chocolate because hundreds of thousands of children in West Africa are the cheap labor. Just check out the following article by Wendy Elaine Nelles of The Word Guild
Frightening isn’t it?
This World Vision site will give you a list of fair trade chocolate available.
When you’re given a box of candy, don’t gulp it all down; eat too much chocolate and you’ll make yourself sick. (Proverbs 25:16, MSG)
Forget the candy making us sick…child slavery and chocolate should be making us sick.
Maybe a clear conscience about our chocolate’s source will alleviate some of the guilt over the extra pounds it adds to our hips.
Prayer- Lord, we pray that the world’s children be freed from slavery. We declare that we will follow our prayers with our actions. In Christ. Amen.