I’ve asked myself this question so many times:
Are you more committed to being right, or being rich?
I mean, is it more important to you, sis, to be right about your point of view … about what you know … about what you’ve done …
… than it is to be RICH? (And I’m talkin’ for real for real rich—so you can actually effect change.)
I’ll tell you what I’ve been asking myself—what I am really BEing with lately:
Am I more committed to being right about Black men—how they’re fucked up and how they don’t do a damn thing for us and how I don’t care—or am I more committed to being rich with them?
It’s a real question. Because theoretically, if Black women are THE most educated group in North America, then there is NO reason why there should be a single Black man who ISN’T winning!
#realtalk: Who is taking care of them??
Who’s telling them that they’re loved … that they were made in the image and likeness of God?
Who is explaining to Black men that they too deserve forgiveness?
God also has a temper. And we forgive God, don’t we?
We forgive Him for getting so pissed off with Adam and Eve for eating an apple (seriously!) that He gave women childbearing pain for the rest of our existence! (DEAR CHRISTIANS: Don’t get triggered by this assertion. I know the wrath of God in the Garden of Eden was about obedience, not the apple, but the principle of God’s temper still applies. So please don’t post to correct me. Hear me out and hear what I am pointing to. Please.)
A little extreme, I think.
So, God can be extreme.
Why the f#@k can’t I?
If I’m made in the image and likeness of God, then it doesn’t make sense to me to act like God is even-tempered. You see what I’m saying here?
I’m NOT even-tempered.
And God forgives me. Even when I’m not sure I deserve it.
Bottom line: There are things that we can do and give to others that they didn’t earn. Maybe they don’t even deserve it.
These are acts of grace. Of mercy.
Isn’t that what it means to love somebody?
Isn’t that what it means to be “Godly”?
Last question now:
If those answers are “yes,” then why are we keeping score??
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please comment below, so we can bear witness.