In my previous blog I spoke about Love and it’s importance to become the best that we can. Love is not a easy thing. It is not necessarily that mushy stuff that we see on TV and the movies. It does come with choices and sometimes very tough decisions. Forgiveness is tied very closely with Love. If you have ever loved someone or been really loved, you know how important it is to forgive and be forgiven. Forgiveness is for you, not the person you are forgiving. Forgiving someone sets you free.
Let’s set ourselves free so we can be about the business of building ourselves and our communities. I know it feels like we as African American’s are the prey, but I honestly don’t believe that and we should not either. As I pointed out in an earlier blog we have accomplished a lot in a short period of time, so let’s continue and be about our business.
Step one: Forgive them and set yourself free. I know it not easy, but it’s important. If we don’t forgive, our mission will always be to focus on the other and find ways to get back at them, rather than to focus on us, and move forward.
Step 2: Begin with a vision and then a plan. I’m going to use one of my favorite biblical references. “Without a vision, the people perish.” We need to create a very detailed vision of the black community. And think about all facets, and this vision.
Education, marriage, the image of a man, image of woman, your specific community, elderly, young people, what should we teach our young, what about those without mothers fathers, how do we reduce incarceration?, increase education etc.
Think about it and respond to this blog, I want to hear from your. I believe we can create a plan.