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‘That Thing That We FEAR But Sets Us FREE…’

‘…We Live in a Time where TRUTH has Stumbled in the Streets and Dishonesty ‘Runs Amok’…Where We accept Lies, KNOWING that they are Lies and Deny the TRUTHS…Where We tend to LOVE what’s Wrong but Hate what’s RIGHT…Where We are Afraid to be labeled ‘Too Christian’ but not Afraid to be labeled ‘Too Worldly’…Where we Throw Our INTEGRITY into the Wind but Holdfast to Our Sinful and Worldly Ways…We Live in a Time where We can’t see Ourselves because We have worked so Diligently to Be Someone or Something Else…We Live in a Time where We are Always COMPARING Ourselves to Others so as to be an -ER or an -EST among them and the TRUTH is, ‘There is No WIN in COMPARISON!’…We Live in a Time where ‘TRUTH has Stumbled in the Streets and it’s Time for it to Rise Again…’

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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What MOUNTAINTOP?

WHAT MOUNTAINTOP?

-‘We have reached the Mountaintop?’

-Statement uttered by many African-Americans when Barack Obama won the Presidency

 

The above statement being proclaimed by many, especially African-Americans, when Barack Obama won the Presidency as our first African-American President was a very positive and courageous proclamation but in the excitement of it all, little did We know that, not only had We not reached the Mountaintop but the Mountaintop was not even in view. Many individuals from across the spectrum of races worked together to put Obama into the White House but record numbers of African-Americans turned out to vote to solidify his winning of the Presidency so as to see history made in this country and to see our first African-American President, but the question is; ‘For what reason did African-Americans do this?’

During the many months of Barack Obama’s campaign and run for office African-Americans jumped onboard the ‘Obama Train’ because his being African-American gave them a sense of, ‘Maybe this is our time and this is the Man who will finally give us our due.’ So, they went out in a plethora of numbers to make sure his winning the Presidency would happen. Not that all African-Americans had this mindset, because some African-Americans were not blinded by race, the need to get their due, the need to get a ‘revenge’ of some sort for past hurts and mistreatments or the need for an ego boost, some African-Americans were truly behind Obama, his views, what he stood for and the CHANGE that he wanted for this country and our World. They knew that his being President would not mean that he would stand up in front of the country, a country of many different races and only make things ‘right’ for African-Americans but that he would work to make things ‘right’ for everyone.

After Obama’s solidification of the office of President and after a few months of his running the country, many of those African-Americans that were so adamant about getting him into office turned their backs on him after they saw that he was not going to give them their ’40 Acres and a Mule,’ or the due that was owed them after all the years of struggle and mistreatment or after finding that he wasn’t ‘BLACK’ enough as an African-American President. These same African-Americans that turned their backs on President Obama were the same ones shouting and proclaiming, with tears of joy, ‘We have reached the Mountaintop…,’ at his winning the Presidency.

A sad case indeed…

 Like I said previously, this was a positive and courageous proclamation on their parts but We had in no way reached the Mountaintop, We had only been given an individual to lead us to the Mountaintop. We were and still continue to be at the foot of the Mountain fighting about how to get to the top. To reach the Mountaintop, We have to want to follow the leader that has been placed there to lead us and not for the wrong reasons. We have to choose to come together in unity and on one accord, not being so divided, jealous, envious and hateful towards one another. We as African-Americans, and any other race, have to work together to reach the pinnacle of the Mountain or We will never get there, no matter who our leader is. Whether African-American President, Caucasian President, Latino President or Indian President, it is up to us to come together first and for the RIGHT reasons to reach our destiny and as long as We are of the mindset We are of at present, which is a ‘SLAVERY MINDSET,’ We will never reach the Mountaintop We seek to reach.

Obama’s being President should open all of our eyes to the ills of our country and World, especially African-Americans and allow it to illustrate to us the fact that our country, our society, our World and definitely not ‘Our People,’ African-Americans have CHANGED or are ready for the CHANGE that Barack Obama spearheaded his campaign and run for President on.  

My Friend…My People…Let’s get it together, by coming together and making things work for Us ALL as a race, as a country, as a society, as a World, supporting one another and our President, our leader by understanding what he is doing as a whole and how he is wanting to and working to bring about a CHANGE for us ALL and not just Us, African-Americans individually.

Until you CHANGE your mind about this and release yourself from your own ‘self-made SLAVERY’ We cannot proclaim…

‘We have reached the Mountaintop!’

What Mountaintop?

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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That Childhood Magic…

That Childhood Magic…

“All My Friends…Are longing for the Warmth of Childhood to bring ‘em Home again…”

                                                                        -Amos Lee  ‘All My Friends’

 

I have pondered this for quite a while now and during Great conversation with that Special Woman in My Life on yesterday the topic came up once again. We were discussing the ‘heat’ and ‘humidity’ of the Summer and wondering why as Children we were able to play outside ALL day long and never give any thought to how HOT or humid it was. As children, we were ALL too Happy to be outside, able to run free and be with our friends doing what we LOVED most, PLAYING but as we grew older, from children to teens to adults the ‘heat’ and the ‘humidity’ became more apparent to us and we somehow lost that ‘magic’ of being a Child, playing and being totally free and began to realize how HOT it was outside and simply gave up on having Fun and really enjoying life.

I think about the above and I notice that it is not only the ‘Magic of Playing’ that we as adults have lost in our ADULTNESS but a lot of us have lost the ‘Magic of Childhood’ in every area of our lives. We have become adults and we feel that we have had to put ALL child-like things behind, bury them in the ground as if they are deceased but we should hold on to as much of our ‘CHILDLIKENESS’ as we can so as not to forget how to play, how to live free, how to enjoy life with no worries of what others will think of Us, so as not to live in FEAR.

If we sit back and watch children and how they operate we would learn so much from them and also be reminded of what we gave up or left behind to become Adults. I watch how children play and use their imaginations, becoming anything that they want to be in their minds, having FUN the entire time, having no thoughts of what others think about them or how foolish they may look, it’s ALL about the moment and enjoying it to the fullest extent. I watch how children interact with one another when they meet or come into contact with each other. There is no sizing up of the other. There is no wondering of what the other child’s motives are. There is no stand-offish attitude. There is only, ‘Let’s be friends! Let’s play! Let’s have FUN together!’ And after their play is done they continue to be Friends.

I feel that we as adults should re-adopt these ‘CHILD-LIKE’ ways or ideals and allow ourselves to be open enough to enjoy life and be free again. Whether we admit it or not, most of what we do as adults is only a seeking for that ‘Childhood Magic’ that we left behind. All of the ‘things’ that we gather for ourselves to be accepted by others, all of the accolades that we garner to be acknowledged by others, all of the intelligence or ‘smarts’ that we gain, are ALL a seeking for that ‘Childhood Magic.’

If we look back, as children we did not need any of those things to be accepted or feel like we would be accepted or to accept others. All we needed or had to offer was the ability or the freedom to want to ‘play’ and have ‘fun’ with other children and life was GREAT!

GOD is sending messages through the children for us to pick up on so that we as adults will remember the way we are supposed to enjoy and live our lives and remind us of what we were placed here for in the first place, to remind us of how we should not take life so seriously, how we should always take time to PLAY, use our Imaginations, DREAM huge DREAMS, LOVE openly and definitely have ‘CHILD-LIKE FAITH!’

Adults…Let’s be Adults but let’s not lose the ‘Magic of Childhood’ in the process. The Children have the Magic and they know the Secret…Watch them. You will learn…

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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