Monday, February 17, 2014

Just Another Moment In Black History

Location: Chatham, Chicago, IL, USA
The following comes from our neighbor Rev. Dr. Marc Robertson 

JUST ANOTHER MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY 

"Just imagine that I took you on a trip, blind folded to some unfamiliar neighborhood but on a street that looks just like yours. Once we got to that particular block not a soul was insight. I removed the blind fold from your eyes and I asked you, “Is this a white neighborhood or a black neighborhood”? What would be the basis for your conjecture? And whatever your conjecture may be, what does that say about you? And what does that say about US as black people and a black community? 
Today, we live in a society where most everybody wants to be politically correct. People are afraid to speak truth. We just allow anything and everything to go on and no one says a word because of fear of being persecuted or not being liked for standing up for what is right. Some Pastors, the Church and the black community are plagued by a spirit of apathy and God hates apathy, “So because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16). 
There are things that go on in our neighborhoods that should not be tolerated. Have we lowered our standards? Or do we even have any standards? The standard that we should live by must be the word of God. (1 John 4: 5-6). 
Why is it, that if Mr. Charlie lived on the block, people would respect him, be polite to him, wouldn’t be rude, mean, inconsiderate and obnoxious and would maintain their property value, just for Mr. Charlie? Do we as black people hate ourselves that much that we can’t take pride in what God has given us or even loving your neighbor as yourself? Or have we been so indoctrinated by “Willie Lynch”1, that it has blinded us from what God created us to be? 
History has a way of repeating itself. Look at all our black leaders who fought for us during segregation and for civil rights. Who were the main ones that turned their backs on them? Who stabbed and tried to kill Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? (1Thessalonians 2:15). I guess some things never change but just imagine if they did? This is just another moment in black history." 
A Luta Continua---The Struggle Continues. I Won’t Give Up! 
Rev. Dr. Marc A. Robertson, B.A. M.A, M.Div, D.Min. 
Community Servant and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, since 1981. 

Footnote: 1, Willie Lynch: The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making Of A Slave, 1712.

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