Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Born Into Brothels

Mr. McGoo and I recently watched a documentary titled, Born Into Brothels per the suggestion of friends. Since watching it Saturday evening, I haven't been able to get it off my mind. If you haven't seen it, you should take the time to do so. The documentary is about children within the red light district of Calcutta, who's mothers work the line as prostitutes. It brings a lot of things into perspective and is a reminder of the"least of these"and how we can make a difference.


The friend we borrowed the movie from asked me what I thought... here is what I wrote her:

It was captivating, heart breaking, and encouraging all in one!

Captivating - the lifestyle, the children, the potential, the lack of hope...
Heart Breaking - the lifestyle, the verbal abuse, physical abuse, the hopelessness, the adult like discussion of the children - how they talked of their own future or lack there of...
Encouraging - how a seemingly little thing, like giving a child a camera and teaching them how to use it can bring hope and light into a life. Encouraging that we too can make a difference in the little things...

Left me sick to my stomach that night -thinking of all those sleeping on the ground, fearful, unloved, not comforted. So thankful we have a Savior that sees every one, just praying that they can know they are not forgotten. Encourages me to love the ones and pray for those WE can be in contact with....

Also gave me real perspective -


I want to fight against my first impressions on those that have less, and rather put on my "spirit filled glasses" on to view those around me like Christ would and does see them. How can I be a blessing to someone else today? How can I make a difference one person, one child at a time? How can you?

I challenge you to watch the film and see if you too were able to gain some perspective. For those that have seen it, I would love to hear your thoughts.

3 comments:

Rachael said...

So sad, but captivating like you said. It reminds me of how the children were portrayed in the movie "Slumdog Millionaire." Have you seen that? Thanks for the challenge to watch and act.

Mrs. McGoo said...

I have not seen "Slumdog Millionaire". Heard lots about it, but have never stopped to watch. Thanks for commenting Rachael.

Joe, Karyn, Jack & McLaine said...

We learned so much about brothels in India during Children at Risk School. A lot of the time, the children are under the bed while their mom works. I am so glad that it is "God's to avenge" because I'm afraid LOVE would not be on my radar.

Slumdog Millionaire is a must see. You should also check out A Walk to Beautiful is about The Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa. Dr Hamlin is one of my heroes.