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WHY???

WHY???

Upon awakening this Morning My mind pondered the question of ‘WHY?’ I know that We live in a World/Society that is all about Money, Things, Material, Sex, Greed, Dishonesty, Hate, Revenge, Disrespect, Racism and, let’s not forget SELFISHNESS, the ‘It’s ALL About ‘ME’ and What ‘I’ Want!’ mentality and we say, ‘Well, that’s just the way it is… It is what it is!…’ But, ‘Why?’Why do We simply settle for that’s just the way it is?’ ‘Why do We just accept that it’s the way it is and it can’t or won’t change?’ ‘Why is it ‘It Is What It Is!?’

ALL of the above is exactly WHY? it is what it is and just the way it is. We tend to Believe that there is noting that can be done or are too Cowardly to stand and say or DO anything against ALL of the IMMORALITY and Wrong that We see in the World/Society today. We would rather sit back and simply accept it than to stand up and say something against it and take the risk of being Different or seem to be ‘Not a PART of the World/Society'(GOD Forbid that!), even though We know that something needs to be done.

There are Many individuals asking or wanting to know WHY? things are as they are or are simply accepted to be as they are and wondering WHY? are We so oblivious to the TRUTH and WHY? aren’t many more individuals standing up for CHANGE?

Throughout history We have seen what happens to those that take a STAND against the Wrongs and the Ways of the World/Society, Man’s Ways. Those that take a Stand or Speak Out are ostracized, Martyred, hated, talked about, alone, disrespected, Black-Listed, just to name a few and maybe that is the reasoning for so few individuals allowing their Voice to be heard or expressing their feelings and thoughts about how things ‘Just Are’ at present. This is Sad and shows how Lost We are as a People, as a Species.

Until enough individuals take a Stand and allow their Voices to be heard about WHY? things are the way they are, they will remain the Way that they are and nothing will Change for the Better for any of Us, Our Society or Our World.

My Friend, are You asking WHY??? I Am! What do You feel that We can do about it?

-PM Bishop

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Posted by on February 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Human Maps

I was reading over some New Poems and wanted to share this one with You until I put the finishing touches on My next post. Enjoy, My Friends…

Human Maps

Lines

Routes

Paths

Not Drawn upon Paper

But Sketched upon Human Bodies

Tattooed upon Skin

Maps Drawn over the Years

Living Hieroglyphics

Not Painted upon Cave walls

Or Drawn on the angles of Pyramids

By Neanderthals or Egyptians

Painted Naturally through Living

Being Alive

Not by the strokes of a Brush in Hand

After being bathed in Color

War Wounds…

Markings of Life…

Upon Skin

Human Lines

Human Routes

Human Paths

Human Maps

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Time Will Reveal…

Its Amazing to Me how people can come up with ALL types of excuses or reasons to justify their Sinning or Wrong Doing. For some reason many of Us seem to think that Jesus’ dying on the Cross gave Us FREE-REIGN to Sin as much as We like and then simply ask for Forgiveness and ALL will be ok and BEAUTIFUL with the World. This is So far from the TRUTH! Yes, its TRUE that GOD Forgives Us Our Sins but HE also tells Us in HIS Word, ‘Flee from Sin…Run from it…Keep as far away from Sin as You can…The wages of Sin is Death…,’ this to Me means that We should not Sin. And, Yes, We are ALL Sinners…Born into Sin…We have ALL Sinned and Fallen short but after We ask for Forgiveness of those Sins We are to keep away from those Sins that We have asked Frogiveness for. GOD LOVES Us and wants the best for US, HIS Children, but if We continue to choose Sin HE will have no choice but to discipline Us through HIS LOVE for Us. When We Sin or continue to choose Sin GOD never leaves Us, HE allows Us to have to deal with the consequences of Our Sins so that We will learn from them and hopefully, through Our ‘Consequence Learning’ We will choose to stay away from Sin. It is never GOD that leaves Us, it is Us that steps away from HIM to do as We please, by choosing Sin over Fleeing from Sin.

There are many that choose Sin and actually ask for Forgiveness during the actual committing of the Sin. Talk about CONTRADICTION! Thats Man for you, right?! How can One know that an act is Wrong in GOD’s Eyes, continue to take part in the act and ask Forgiveness ALL at the same time? I guess that individual feels that Sinning in this way makes the Sin a ‘Little White Sin.’ (What the Hell…)

My writing this post comes from reading more on the Bishop Eddie Long case and thinking of ALL of the individuals out there that have Sinned and are Sinning and might feel that their DARKNESS won’t have LIGHT Shined upon IT…Oh, My Friend, the time for Your Sin to be revealed is coming, just as everyone’s Sin in days past have been revealed. Be assured that if You have Sinned or are Sinning GOD will not and does not allow Sins to go unpunished. Whether We have a feeling that Our Sin is justified because it ‘Feels Good to Us’ or ‘Our Sin is out of Revenge or Anger’ or ‘We have asked Forgiveness during Our Sinning thinking that makes it Ok’ or ‘We have a LOFTY idea of who We are because of Our title or status’ or ‘We feel that the World owes Us something,’ the Sin that We commit will be Revealed and GOD will allow Us to deal with the consequences until We learn from those Sins, no matter how long Our learning or disciplining takes. 

My Friend, We have ALL Sinned and most of Us will continue to Sin, for One reason or another but GOD is continually calling to Us to choose to ‘Flee from Sin…’ so that HE won’t have to discipline Us and so that We won’t have to deal with those consequences that We Truly don’t want to have to deal with from the start.

I’m continually checking Myself …What are You doing to Flee from Sin? Or are You choosing to Sin because You feel You have Free Reign to do it?

‘Time Will Reveal…’

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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For Thought…

For Thought…

My Friend…My  Reader, give some Thought to this Quote…

-‘Man is the ONLY Animal that is Afraid to be exactly what He is.’

I will posts on this topic later Tonight or Tomorrow…

Think about it as You Enjoy your Day.

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Yellow Tape and White Chalk

YELLOW TAPE & WHITE CHALK…
-‘Yellow Police Tape and White Chalk outlining fallen bodies have become Our ‘NATIONAL’ Landmarks…’

-FATHER MICHAEL LOUIS PFLEGER (Speaking on Violence in Our Society)

The other Morning as I awakened to an Overcast Sky looking down upon Me from outside the Window, arising and stretching to awaken My limbs to take the trek downstairs to the kitchen, to add Coffee grounds to the innards of the Coffee maker so as to enjoy My Morning cup of Coffee that I look forward to every AM after its journey through the intestines of the Coffee maker, marrying with the Steaming hot H2O, being transformed from grounds to Chocolaty, liquid Pleasure, from the Carafe to My cup, I sat and peered out of the Window and said to Myself, ‘Overcast out…but still Beautiful!’

With My ‘Writer’s Journal’ and laptop in front of Me, I powered on the computer and went through the motions of logging on to the ever-so-AMAZING internet and upon arrival at My Yahoo! Homepage
I began to scan the Morning’s TOP stories. Reading and scrolling through the ‘highlights,’ I was saddened at the number of stories that I read about teen Violence, Violence period, and lives being taken, whether by Gun Violence or some other form of Violence. Instantly, My mind went to the Families and LOVED Ones of
these individuals who’s Lives had been stripped from them by another and somewhat imagining how they felt…Hurt. Heartbroken. Robbed. Helpless. Angry. Upset. Baffled. Confused. Down Right Ready to Hurt someone like they themselves Hurt at that moment…

It wasn’t Myself that was going through the loss of a LOVED One through Violence at the moment but I became ANGRY, actually ‘MAD as Hell,’ as I sat and thought about the senseless Violence that We witness every single day of Our Lives. It’s Ridiculous! It seems that a Human Life isn’t worth a Penny in today’s Society/World. We commit these senseless acts of Violence with no regard of others, how they will feel,
what it does to them and how it affects their Lives, how it affects Our Lives. We are so Hell-Bent on Self and ‘instant GRATIFICATION,’ what We WANT and appeasing Our ANGER, that stopping to THINK and making a decision that will not cause PAIN to another or ourselves doesn’t even become an option.

We ask the question, ‘What Species of Animal is the most Dangerous or Most Savage?’ And, the answer is staring Us right in the Face from the reflection in the Mirror. ‘US!’ We can take a look at other Species of Animal and notice that they kill for very few reasons. Protection of their offspring and territory, to have food for the progression of their Species and to defend self but take a look at the reasons We kill or take the
Lives of others, Envy, Greed, Jealousy, MONEY, Material, Covetousness, Illegal Drugs, Dislike, Differing Beliefs, Retaliation, Associations, Defense and a plethora of others. ALL of which are ‘senseless,’ unless you speak about defending Oneself and even then a Life doesn’t have to be taken to defend…

‘How long will We continue in this way?’ ‘How long before We say, ‘Enough is Enough,’ when it comes to Violence?’ ‘How
much Pain do We have to endure to wake up?’ ‘How many of Our Brothers and Sisters have to DIE for Us to stand up for what is Right?’ ‘How many stories do We have to read in the News about senseless Violence before we decide that WE
won’t accept it as News that We want to read anymore?’ ‘ How many Tears have to be shed by Family members and LOVED Ones left behind before We are truly motivated to put a STOP to the Craziness?’ ‘When will We cease the Genocidal
Violence on those of Our races?’ ‘When will a Life mean ‘something’ again?’ ‘How…?’ ‘When…?’

Yellow Police Tape and White Chalk Outlining Fallen Bodies can no longer be Our National Landmarks…
My Friend…My Reader…How do you feel about this?

(This topic will be revisited later…)

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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NOT WHAT GOD HAD IN MIND

NOT WHAT GOD HAD IN MIND

-‘What ‘is an’ Eva-Eva!’

                                                -Statement one uses when one doesn’t know what to say, when one comes across a word one cannot pronounce or when one hears something so ‘foolish’ they don’t know how to respond.

 

During my daily skimming of the internet one Morning, looking through articles that were posted for the day, I happened across an article that proclaimed, ‘Marriage Becoming OBSOLETE In Today’s Society.’ Upon reading this article’s header I was brought to a pause and responded with a huge ‘What the !#*!?,’ before saying to myself, ‘GOD, what is this world of ours coming to?’ ‘What are we thinking and why are we thinking this way?’ ‘Why are We so afraid of following You and simply doing what’s RIGHT?’ Then, as I sat back to ponder this proclamation it occurred to Me that this is exactly what is going on with us at present. We are choosing to enter relationships for physical reasons, for monetary and material gain, for our own selfish ‘instant gratification,’ because We have parented a child/children out of a moment of passion, for reasons of convenience, for reasons that have nothing to do with MARRIAGE being the outcome but for reasons that I don’t have enough space to word process here and definitely for reasons that are not justification for MARRIAGE to be proclaimed as becoming OBSOLETE.

OBSOLETE is a word that should never be associated with Marriage for the GREAT fact that Marriage was created by GOD to be a ‘GOOD THING.’ The Bible begins with a MARRIGE, speaks several times of MARRIAGE throughout and ends with a MARRIAGE, this shows that MARRIAGE is important to GOD so it should be important as well as respected by us. When GOD began creating, creation started with a MARRIAGE in the Garden of Eden between the first Man and Woman, Adam and Eve. When GOD sent HIS Son, Jesus as our Savior, HE said that Jesus, ‘…was come to be MARRIED with His Bride, the Church. Us…’ When GOD spoke or when Jesus would teach in parables, MARRIAGE was used to teach the people lessons about MARRIAGE itself and about life as a whole. And, in the END, which is spoken about in Revelations at the finale of the Bible, GOD’s word speaks of the Heavens and the Earth being MARRIED together to form a new place for us to dwell.

In today’s society and world, We have forgotten this, We have chosen to put it somewhere else due to our wanting things to be ‘Our Way,’ Man’s Way,’ and not GOD’s Way or We were never taught this by those that know. We have, a lot of us, chosen not to follow GOD’s laws for MARRIAGE and given ourselves too many choices concerning this matter, that is why MARRIAGE today is seen as becoming obsolete and accepted as ‘right’ or ‘ok’ to be seen in that light. We are so tainted and selfish, as well as afraid of following GOD’s laws and deciding to follow Man’s ways due to our not wanting to be seen as too Christian or not part of the world or society’s mindset, that We simply settle and go along with the ‘Ways of the World.’ This is a sad case and the reason that things are not and will not work in our relationships and MARRIAGES.

As long as We choose to do things our way and not go back to GOD’s Word on MARRIAGE and the respect it deserves it will be seen as obsolete and something that is fading away and no longer an option for us. Those of us that still believe in MARRIAGE and respect it for what GOD created it to be are at times seen as different or ‘behind the times,’ as they say, because We are not conforming to society’s ideals on MARRIAGE and what it is or should be. I, myself, respect MARRIAGE and what it stands for. I always will. It sickens Me, and others that feel the same I am sure, to read an article proclaiming that MARRIAGE is becoming obsolete or to hear someone say that MARRIAGE is a ‘BAD THING.’ How could that be when GOD created it? How easily We tend to get amnesia concerning this! Everything that GOD created, HE created with no flaws and for the GOOD. Especially, MARRIAGE!

My Friend, let’s get back to GOD’s laws on MARRIAGE and follow HIS guidelines of what it is and should be so as not to make it seem OBSOLETE. Returning to HIS ways will make our way so much easier in MARRIAGE, in life, in society and in LOVE.

And, to you individuals saying or believing that MARRIAGE is becoming obsolete because you are conforming to Man’s Ways and afraid of following GOD’s laws, I say to you…

‘What ‘is an’ Eva-Eva!’

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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TAKE HOLD OF YOUR BLESSING…DON’T LET GO!

-‘Hold What’Cha Got…!’

                                                (Old Slavery-Time Saying)

 

Sitting back and pondering ALL of the Blessings that GOD has added to My life I began to think about how We as humans can be Blessed with others in our lives and be so unappreciative of the Blessing of that individual that GOD has placed in our life. We are Blessed with a person in our lives to share LOVE and life with but at the same time We are always searching for something more or seeming to be in search of another with ‘just a bit more’ than what the person in our lives has or provides.

We sit back and say to ourselves, ‘If only He was more passionate and LOVING?’ ‘If only She was more adoring and believed in Me?’ ‘If only He made more money or had status?’ ‘If only She would listen to Me?’ ‘If only He had a nicer body?’ ‘If only She had a shapelier figure?’ ‘If only He or She was better in bed?’ ‘If Only…?’ As humans, We just seem to always want more than what We have in the individual that GOD has provided for us causing us to go out searching for more when what We need, and TRULY Want, is right there in front of us already in our lives.

I wonder why this is. Is it Fear? Fear of missing out on someone else? Fear of having to be vulnerable with another individual? Fear of having to open your Heart to another? Fear of commitment? Fear of quality over quantity? Fear of having to give up a past way of life or living? Fear of the unknown? As I sit here typing this, I just wonder…

It’s akin to the material things We’ve accumulated. No matter how many material things We acquire, We want more or We want the next best thing in the line-up even when the thing We have at the present time is working just fine for us, from automobiles, to cell phones, to computers, to appliances, to clothing. This is a sad enough case but when We tend to treat others like material things, always looking for the ‘next best thing’ or ‘wanting the next Woman or Man in the line-up,’ when We already have the Blessing of another in our lives, We are definitely lost.

I feel that if We sit back and consider what GOD has done for us by placing a Good Person in our lives, We would be more appreciative and stop looking for what We already have right under our noses and in our Hearts. GOD doesn’t add anything BAD to us, it’s only what We do with what HE gives us that causes it to go BAD or to be TAINTED.

It’s time to appreciate what We have or have been Blessed with, Humanly and Materially and sit back and enjoy life to its fullest. It’s what GOD wants for us.

So, My Friend…’Hold What’Cha Got…And, enjoy it for what GOD made it to be for You!’

I’m ‘Holdin’ What I Got!’

 

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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