Inequality Grows, From New York to All of America.

For baseball games, Yankee Stadium seats 50,287. If all the homeless people who now live in New York City used the stadium for a gathering, several thousand of them would have to stand. More people in the city lack homes than at any time since . . . It’s hard to say exactly.

Warren Buffet appeared on Bloomberg stating, “That the wealthy income has grown under this Congress and the gap between the rich and poor is widening”.  America doesn’t have a duty to produce jobs but it is their responsibility to take care of it’s citizens making everything fair from taxes we pay to our rights that is being taken away so we are not taken advantage of.   So my question to you is what do we do about homelessness in our country?  Congress is not helping, The wealthy is not helping, and Government programs for the homeless and less fortunate are being eliminated.

In God we Trust is what is written America on the dollar but if we all Trusted in GOD we would abide by his word to help our own not hoard riches for ourselves even in the bible days Jesus dealt with the same situations that is going on today being the rich want to hoard their money while keeping the ones who don’t have money without money.  What will happen when hospitals start closing down? Warning is given but people don’t listen until some real unfortunate situation happens to  them.  Are they ready for the war within this country.  Do they know who will back this war?  Probably different countries that don’t get along well with America.  While inequality grows war grows and grows and grows. What can be done to change this sick way of thinking?  Morals!!!! If every person would ask themselves if I looked at you and saw myself how different would the world be?

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Top 5 Reasons To Go to Church This Sunday.

5. God and Jesus Will be the special Guest this sunday.

4. With all the bad events happening in the news there is a ton to preach about.

3. Nothing like being broke and being ask to give an offering.

2. Free Entertainment

1. When the Government shuts down Everything else the Church is still open.

The Role of The Black Church Creating Change…. A young Woman Story.

Historically the black church has been a place for creating individual, systemic, and political change within the black community. From its emergence in the late 18th century to its present day relevance, the black church has and will always serve as a safe haven for African Americans, a place to worship God together, and a place where we are motivated to rebuild our communities. You can guarantee that on Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. (early morning service) to 4 p.m. (afternoon service) there will be a large population of blacks attending church.

Pastors in the black church wield much influence in our community. They fill us up with wisdom, knowledge, and of the Word of God. Our pastors pray with and for us, provide resources and tools, even visit us when we are sick. Our pastors serve as our “elected” spiritual representatives.

Recently, a friend said, “a pastor may mean a lot to you, but what do you mean to them? Are they helping to feed you with the Spirit or are you helping to feed them Ruth’s Chris?”

Initially I was offended. How dare he sneer at the beloved black pastor who serves as a shepherd in our community, who helps to uplift and heal our community! Despite my first reaction, my friend’s question weighed heavily on me as I went to church the next Sunday. I wondered what do these pastors really stand for? Are they more concerned about fancy cars or helping those who are in need? Are they filled with an abundance of spirit or are they waiting to be filled with an abundance of dollars? This is not an attack on the black church or black pastors, but a moment of revelation. Are we making the best use of our pastors to better our community? That is the question that matters most.

With violence rampant in our community, homelessness and unemployment at an all time high, I question what role the black pastor has in helping to alleviate these issues. I believe it is the civic duty of those who are leaders, especially pastors, to lead the charge within the black community to positively change it. Pastors are leaders 24/7. What a pastor says and does makes a difference not only within the church but beyond the pulpit. So often in our community, we hear what is supposed be done, what we should or should not do, but do not see a comprehensive guide to lead us in the right direction. Is it solely the role of the black church to make a difference? No, but it is the duty of those who lead to work towards tangible solutions and encourage others to do and live better.

As someone who regularly attends church, I make it my business to inform my pastor of what is going on within the community (if he does not already know), and how he can be of service. If we are not meeting our pastors and discussing the issues, how can we hold them accountable? How can we expect them to serve us if they don’t know how we should be served? It is up to those who attend church and those who lead the church to come together and work for what is best for the community, how to move forward, and how to sustain it.

The days of complaining should be over; it is time to stop talking and start walking. Our community is on the line. I request that those of you who attend church, address your pastors and ask them what can we all do to better our community. What is our role?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “the church cannot be silent while mankind faces the threat of nuclear annihilation. If the church is true to her mission, he must call for an end to the arms race.” We cannot continue to just attend church and leave; we need to attend church with a purpose and leave with an anointing and an agenda.

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Young, Poor, and Hopeless. You Can’t Judge Me If You Don’t Understand Me.

We invite you to something epic, you know?
Well, we hustle out of a sense of hopelessness, sort of a desperation
Through that desperation, we become addicted
Sort of like the fiends we accustomed to serving

But we feel we have nothing to lose, so we offer you, well
We offer our lives, right, what do you bring to the table?

– Jay -z                                                                         Image

The Reasons Why I Think Like I Do.

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When I tell I people who are christians some of my views their jaws drop to hear some of the things I might say because not only I was raised in the church but my parents had their own church.  So when I say there is nothing wrong with marijuana use they don’t know how I watched my father die of cancer from day-to-day suffering from this disease that was slowly killing him and when he told me the pills the doctor prescribed for him made him more sicker I felt was there any hope for him to live.  Why is it in a christian point a view this is a better way to heal yourself from something man-made that will only kill you? (I prayed to God please don’t let me die this way)

You could believe in something so much when you find out it’s not true you feel hoodwinked for example when I went to church I believed that God’s chosen ones could heal the sick because Jesus did it correct, if not why am I coming to church. About 2 years ago I started waking up feeling dizzy and tired, I felt when I woke up in the morning I didn’t get enough rest I would have to go back to bed to feel rested.  After a while going back to bed wasn’t helping because no matter how much I slept I still felt tired.  After being prayed for in church for healing I was still feeling the same way, I broke down one Sunday crying in the church bathroom thinking why would God want to kill me?  Finally I built up enough courage to go to the hospital where the doctor diagnosis me with sleep apnea.  The next sunday I went back to church and before the Pastor delivered his sermon he told his members that if you feel there is anything wrong with you health wise to go see the doctor.  I thought this is what the church was for if it wasn’t a place for healing then it must be a place for entertainment, So I came to the conclusion that I will only go to churches that entertain me. (Hallelujah)

Where I’m from Brooklyn!!!! There is a Church on every corner so many of them divided but if they would come together for one common goal for example to end poverty in its own ghetto WOW!!! It can be done because the church does have power to me it just doesn’t understand how much.

God gives Us 24/7

God gives us each day which starts over again and again with 24 hours being it’s time period,  7 days of starting over which seems like deja vu.  As the days go by we get older, we experience new things about life which my be good memories or terrible memories. Through the hours, minutes, and seconds he gives us time to make things right.

The Light which can’t Be reached So embrace Darkness?

To all the victims of the navy my heart goes out to all the families who lost a loved. We can’t blame the shooters problems on violent video games or a mental condition for the reason he spazed out or we can accept the real and true reason of why this happen because all across America people are tired and feed up with disappointment in this society were the rich are getting richer and the poor is getting poorer it can be seen in the ghettos across our country when people are tired and fustrated of living in poverty it brings murder,drugs, violence, and even disruption to communities.  So now chaos is beginning to come to area’s that don’t normally see this type of behavior and trust me we haven’t seen the last of it or cried our last tears more tears and heartache is awaiting for us.  Everyday we as working people get up every morning to reach that light at the end of the tunnel, Which is called the American dream where you put in your time of working years so that when you reach a older age you can retire and enjoy life but that light seems to get further and further away as years pass you by.  What happens when people realize that light they are running toward is not real it is a piece of there imagination which is conjured up by people to keep us working toward an illusion.  How is it that some people are given handout by the government (banks) when people who are struggling the government wants to take whatever possession they have.  Do they really think this is right ?  To me and alot of other people it seems backwards.  I don’t blame people for not trying to find a job why? So they can work to gain a few material items and have it all taken away and of course you won’t receive a bailout.   When the system is unbalanced someone has to pay and that someone is you.