Friday, November 19, 2010


Psalm 82:3 "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."



It UGLY and we ignore it.

We choose to.

Because we can.

We live in a place that works hard to "GET RID OF" the problem.

We live in a place that works hard to keep the homeless man off the we don't have to be REMINDED.

Some don't want THAT reality staring them in the face while they are trying to get a latte' at starbucks.

Maybe it is the fear. Poeple fear what they don't understand.

All the while most of us are 1 or 2 paychecks away from the life of THAT man.

Most Americans cannot wrap their minds around true poverty.
The kind that is HEAVY with despair and pain.
The kind that SUFFOCATES people.
The kind that keeps SHACKLES around feet that are already covered in MUD.
The kind that FORCES a Mother to GIVE UP her child to and the child will LIVE.
The kind that FORCES a woman to sell her body so that she can EAT mud biscuits.

Most cannot UNDERSTAND because they have never looked into the EYES of a poverty-stricken child....outside of a infomercial.

People are SMUG. They are PRIDEFUL.
Because they want to think that something LIKE THAT could NEVER happen to us in the good ole' USA.

It can and will...someday.

In the meantime .....we need to EXPOSE ourselves to the TRUTH.
Its UGLY....but it's THERE.
It can't be ignored.

God wants us to help those that are in need.

We are called to help those who need help.

We need to be cleansed.

We need to let HIM wash away all the misconceptions and lies thet permeate our thoughts about POVERTY.

We need to let go of GREED and loosen our hands of our TIME and MONEY.

No more sitting back and saying...
next month I'll send that donation.

No more sitting back and saying...
next time Ill give that man a dollar.

Because tommorow is never promised.

You never know when you will find YOURSELF in invisible shackles that hold you down.

So I am calling you today to open your hearts.

Spread the LOVE.......


Shainee said...

True dat my sista! <3 u and your big ole heart. <3

Anonymous said...

sooo true. Walk the talk! Your family is such a good example of that. There are so many lessons every day if we shrug off our egos and truly be open to the opportunities around us to share our love and our spirits. Stop and look someone in the eyes and bless them! I GIVE THANKS FOR YOU. Love Mimi