Nicholas was a fourth-century bishop in Turkey. One story tells of his secretly giving bags of gold to the daughters of a desperately poor father who was going to sell them into prostitution.
The ELCA has issued a statement condemning commercial sexual exploitation, and Women of the ELCA offers a resource, Understanding and Responding to Human Trafficking, to help us do as Nicholas did and work to stop the exploitation of the vulnerable.
This message is adapted from “Calendar Notes” compiled by Audrey Novak Riley in the December 2005 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today we remember Nicholas, bishop of Myra, who died around 342.
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