Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Strict Diet

I’m on a very strict diet and I’m lovin’ it!

This diet clears your vision, sharpens your mind, and improves your heart function.

On this diet, you can engorge yourself on truth and snacking on it is encouraged.

However, there is one restriction:  You cannot drink from the cup of brainwash*.  I won’t use the succinct phrase that describes what I’m trying to say because of the tragic and dark event from which it was derived: The 1978 Jonestown Massacre.  I also prefer not to risk getting a cease and desist letter from that company that makes powdered drinks. 😉

If you drink from that cup, your vision will become distorted, your mind will become delusional, and your capacity to love and accept others will diminish.  If you’re not careful, you could become a spiritual zombie:  Spiritually dead, but giving the semblance of life.  

I love truth and because I know the Word of God, Christ and what He represents, I completely and unapologetically refuse to drink from the cup of blind, unquestioning loyalty to any human.

 

* Drink from the cup of brainwash:

  •  Accepting blatant lies as truth.   
  •  Accepting wrong actions and behaviors as being correct.
  •  Accepting the twisted interpretation of cherry-picked scripture used to promote an agenda.
  •  Giving blind obedience or loyalty to a cause, agenda, or human.


Saturday, June 6, 2020

I Am Your Sister

If your birth sister or brother came to you and said, “I’m hurting.” Your concern and empathy would immediately engage, and you’d do whatever you could to stop their pain.  If they were in a vulnerable place, you’d try your best to protect them.  You’d sincerely and unceasingly pray about their plight so things would improve for them. 

We are grafted into the same family by Christ.  I am your sister.  Where is your Christian empathy for me and my pain? 

People of color are your brothers and sisters.  We’re sharing our pain with you and telling you that we have been hurting for a long time because of the way we’re treated and want things to change.  Instead of empathizing with us, you dismiss us and tell us to get over it.  Some have even said we shouldn’t think or feel the way we do and should be “like” a certain black young lady in the public eye who—for whatever reasons—has chosen not to say things to make them feel uncomfortable.  You vilify and spew hateful words at us for even daring to vocalize our pain.  In some cases, it’s spiritualized and wrapped up in visions and prophecies that have supposedly come from God.   

We are your brothers and sisters. Where is your Christian love and empathy for our pain?

My heart is heavy.  It’s not just because of the state of this nation and the plight of people of color.  The response of some Christians adds significant weight to that heaviness.  I’m overwhelmed by the level of callousness and hate some are demonstrating toward people of color.  I do mean some Christians for there are some who truly walk what they talk and have love big enough to cover all ethnicities.  

Your media posts are revealing.  I believe the Bible says it better than I can, so I’ll let it speak…

James 3:11 “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?”

Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

If nothing else, I thank you for revealing—and in some cases—confirming your true heart.  I’ll end there…