Friday, June 20, 2014
midnight brain drain...
"whether or not storms come, we cannot choose. but where we stare during a storm, that we can."
from fearless by Max Lucado...
nugget above jumped out at me earlier today.
thought i would share. hope it blesses the next soul as much as it blessed me.
the following Scripture has been on my mind a lot lately.
it is what resonates as i look around. the following Universal Law speaks to a certain group of people.
who are these people?
KJV Deuteronomy 28:47-50, 52-55
47 Because thou servedst not the Sovereign thy Almighty with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Sovereign shall send against thee, in hunger and in thirst, and in nakedness, and want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
49 The Sovereign shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favor to the young:
52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates...
53 ...and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee;
54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife o his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
i pray folk will take note of why these people are being punished. it has nothing to do with color.
as i navigate a hostile world...
some days it is hard not to see that one deals not only with racism, but with an intra racial hostility among Blessed Blacks.
it is thinly veiled most days, but there nevertheless.
this past weekend, it was White men that reminded folk of the "ladies first" rule. while the Black men being reminded sought to plant themselves in their "rightful" positions...
right in front of me. as if they could not see me.
i felt thankful for the ladies first White men reminders. while i also, simultaneously, felt annoyed at the need for folk to be reminded.
familiarity that breeds contempt.
when this is framed by the Law..
it makes more sense. + folk have no choice but to see it coming from both sides. Black women do the same thing. though more ride so hard for Black men without reciprocity on any level; they are clearly the ride AND die ones.
others truly hate Black men...a by product of all the hurt/hatred some Black men feel entitled to heap on Blessed Black women. especially if she is Black like him, in quite a few sad cases. i pray to never get there, come what may.
seen it on both sides of the gender coin, really. which is why i say, in the battle of the sexes- humanity...
that's for all colors.
i pray the Blessed Blacks wise + wake up.
all of U.S. and since it is written that we shall...
i AM hopeful + encouraged;)
KJV Deuteronomy 28:56-57
56 The tender and delicate woman among you which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter.
57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
who are these people that fit this description?
midnight brain drain, random thoughts, and the back story on the familiarity that breeds contempt...
as we head on into...
ONE YAH~ ONE MESSIAH~ ONE WORLD