One of my heroes is William Wilberforce. He helped abolish the slave trade in England in the late 1700 and early 1800s. He felt called by God, but did not know if it was to be in solitude service or in political service. As he was deciding, his friend William Pitt said that surely his new Christian doctrine [faith] calls for action and spiritual meditation. This propelled Wilberforce into fighting slavery for more than 20 years and it is also the reason we are fighting it today with Free Chains. We must put feet to our faith!
Another great quote is when Pitt challenges him to fight for the abolishon of the slave trade while he ran for Prime Minister. Wilberforce said that people their age had never been elected because of their youth. Pitt replies that that’s exactly why they can change the world, becasue they don’t see the problem with their youth. Sounds farmiliar to when Paul challenged Timothy not to let anyone look down on him because he was young. Here’s to changing the world.