Why should we pay

With all the chaos that surrounds us it is easy to turn a blind eye and not see the things taking place within our society. Let us not forget that we are a part of this turbulence and as the water rises we should be careful not to get swallowed up by the rising tide that is about to consume us. We must not forget the place where we were and the efforts made to put us at a place where we are able to make great strides and advancements for the future.

Why the rhetoric, the empty promises that is leading us to a path of no return. What was built in years is now being destroyed in a day. The choices we make, the selfish rhetoric’s the hate and the pain will take years to wash away leaving us in bondage to low self-worth, worry and fear. However, the price will be paid for ignorance, self-love and visionless leadership. The time has come to let our voice be heard because silence is not golden and ignorance is not bliss but wisdom will prevail!

Why should we pay for a wall of frustration, degradation, mistrust and political manipulation? The writing is on the wall; the hand is moving but no sight of a body to guide it. Therein lies the mystery of the moment. Heaven help us all! What times are we in! With all being said, it is time to brace ourselves for the next chapter because we are about to turn the corner to a place with many crossroads. Therefore, we are called to listen to the one voice that is standing ready to guide us; however, if we are not attentive we will miss the mark from which we will not recover.

Money will not pay for common senses. It can pay for sabotage as you rejoice to see a legacy being destroyed but in the end, it will take decades to mend the fences that are being destroyed. Heaven help us all as we sail on this ship that is sailing to a land of no return with a captain that is steering without a compass or a map: relying on the ignorance of others to steer this ship into the storm. The turbulence is rising, the waves are rolling high, the skies are dark without a glimmer of light but we are asleep in the dark hoping to ride this through. In the end who will pay? It is we the people who are too blind to see the road we are being led down wearing a mask of religion, a mask of hate and confusion not having a clue until it is too late.

Wake up my people; see men as men and not men as trees. Don’t be fooled by rhetoric. Loyalty has no place to play in the path of a fool. If the blind leads the blind they both will fall into a ditch. It is only a matter of time until your grave clothe is off then you will realize the travesty of the moment long past. It will be too late and the only thing you will have to look back on is the memory of the past. The word is: ” By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down and there we wept when we remember Zion.” Please don’t let this be your song wake up and take a stand!

Who is that male man?

As we embarked on another month I would like to look at the process and prospect of the male in me; I am enthralled with the idea that demands an answer. We have been searching for our identity ever since we were created. However time is passing; we are still in pursuit of who we are; trying to regain our identity. The age we live is an age of many faces and it does not get any better for those who want to embrace the morals that shape us and have guided us to a better path! Throughout these moments, I have to ask; who is that male man?

Society has set their standard and we are being legislated by our legal system because man has lost their identity.  Who we are is not what we have become. The definition is beyond anything we would ever imagine because of the sociopolitical rambling with which we have to meet. May I ask this question: Where in the world is the male man? Is anyone concern for the times in which we live! Our sons and daughters are crying out for a role model who will show them the way and set the standard for them to follow.

Who is a male man? I have asked this question and it must be asked again. I will try to define this brother in the way it should be. The male man is one who is strong and caring. He is not afraid to stand up for what is right even when society label him as different. He is a father, a son, husband, the high Priest to his family; a committed provider and protector. He is different from the norm; he was created in the image of God. He is destined for greatness because he is the exact replica of his father.

We can look at the examples of men in the past and see what the male man might strive to become. No one is perfect; we all make mistakes but that’s not the time to bury your head in the sand and become frozen with guilt and condemnation. It’s time to rise up and be the man God has called us to be!

No one was more powerful than David. He was King, Priest and a mighty warrior yet he mess up. In spite of it all he left a legacy for his son. He was a man after God’s own heart but he was not the one chosen to build the temple of God. That did not bother him because he knew that God had a plan. He went ahead and prepared the materials so that his son who followed after him did not have to go through the things he went through. He left a legacy for his son!

Daniel was taken to a foreign country where their custom and culture created pressure that was almost unbearable but he did not succumb to their pressures; he was a strong male man who stood the test of time. Because he was a strong male man he guided his three friends to greatness when they face the challenges he had to face. The call goes out to men today; be strong and be that male man that God has ordained you to be!

I believe in order to be a strong male man, you have to understand the purpose for which you were created.  Man was made in the likeness of God. He was destined for greatness until sin came and caused havoc to God’s perfect creation. He was crown with glory and honor and was made a little lower than the angels. Psalm 8: 5,

He is the source and strength of God’s creation. God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. When we were created God looked at His creation and said it was very good! He gave us dominion over every creature on the earth. He also created us for his good pleasure! However God knew that we could not be by ourselves so he gave us a help meet. We are the protector, the conqueror and the champion! Let the male man rise up and take up the challenge of raising up warriors capable of slaying the Giants that seek to abort our destiny. Take courage men and have a bless “Fathers Day”.

A “We” In Control

We march forward the future is clear, in a moment of solitude we reach towards the goal; we persevered it is now clear that we are in control. We are the number forty sevens yet we cannot be ignored. You may try to stop us and it will be a time of reckoning because the pen is mightier than the sword.

We have been looking to the future with great anticipation. Sometimes it seems that the mountain is too steep to climb but we march on and now we are in control. The voices came from the distant pass and have caught up to the future with a thundering roll. The age we are in gives us the advantage. Oh yes things have changed and for those who were not aware they are now behind. Just in case you are still wondering let me repeat: A “We” in Control!

The dashboard was the steering wheel that propelled the forty-seven. Negative words spoken were like a torn in the flesh. The days of social media and the open air wave have changed playing field and so we cannot be ignored. The level of intelligence and the keen ear to discipline that is far-reaching for the plain and simple. We will move on to a brighter tomorrow not fearing the number ones because we now have a voice that cannot be silence. “A We in control”

“We the people” are a multitude. When we come together there is nothing that cannot be accomplished. We unite as one; we fight for a common cause.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

We are the ones that visit the prison and help to set up a link that will help to transform criminals into great citizens. We visit the sick in their moment of distress. We feed the poor and take care of the homeless. We sacrifice the funds we have to help our neighbors. We get up before dawn and prepare ourselves for work taking care of the “ones” even when the wages aren’t enough. We are the ones that can live off one hundred dollars for a month and still do not complain when the odds are against us. This is the truth that cannot be denied. I now reaffirm my case and make it clear, “A we in control.”

Take our message to the streets and make it plain, we will not be ignored. Our patients are long and our deeds are kind. We have stated our cause and have decided our course. Let the train start rolling as we move on unobstructed by the people we send to represent us. There is no more time for games there is work to be done. The holidays are over our rights has been won so let’s be clear; if the job is not done because of obstructionist, may I remind you, the pen is mightier than the sword!

We stand on the hilltop of the future so please don’t push us off the cliff. A good legacy depends on the choices you make. Let’s be fair and listen to the masses because we have spoken and it is our time now! You had your time and wasted it away; now the sun is shining and it is a bright new day so we send this message: We are here to say, “We” will not compromise because we have been overlook for too long. I end with this message; get your act together or move out of the way.