Monthly Archives: April 2013

Stand with Me

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Today is the day to stand with my family and to pay my final respects to my sister Tamara Brown. I am happy that your bout with breast cancer is over and you’ve finally found the peace that hopefully awaits us all. For now, I’m here still fighting the good fight.

Today is the day to stand with my brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. as men bound together by friendship… and of course a touch of that Omega oil.

Today is the day to expand beyond the comfort of our boxes, to be bigger than the chains of our hate, to be too happy to be brought down by our sadness, to be faithful in our direction, and to be resolute in our struggle.

Today is the day to greet strangers with smiles, to uplift hurt souls with kind words, to make new friends and reconnect with old ones, to share laughter with one another, to tell stories like the Afrikan Griots we descended from, to move our bodies in unison with the beat of the Universe, to step out of the negativity of America’s shadows and become “Love” in its infinite fullness and beauty.

Today is the day to be Love: Parent to child, child to parent, spouse to spouse, friend to friend, brother to brother, sister to sister, brother to sister, sister to brother, stranger to stranger, child of Christ to family of Islam, Jehovah Witness to believer of Hinduism, Buddhist to Catholic, human being to human being.

Today is the day to get out of the darkness and stand in the rays of God. For today has been reserved as a day to stand with one another in the light.

Let us stand together, today.

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Tolerate

I don’t tolerate you, I love you. There is a world of difference between the two. For starters, I won’t act like our differences don’t exist, but I will be honest with you and open to listen to and learn from you. ~ Sean King

LOVE

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To my Buddhist friends embracing the Four Divine Abidings and walking the Noble Eight Fold path to Nirvana, I walk with you and hope someday to be enlightened as well.

To my compassionate, generous, God loving Hindu friends who understand that God is everywhere.  To my dear friends from the old world who know everything we do is to know God. You have taught me love beyond the physical.  For you, I am thankful.

To my misunderstood Muslim friends who are being attacked because of the misdeeds of those who’ve deviated from the true essence of Islam, please continue to love and to submit to the will of Allah, and I will continue to stand with you as your brother.

To my Sikh friends who believe all human races are equal and who understand God has made us perfect as we are, I hope one day we will all get it.

To my Jehovah Witness friends striving to live their lives with discipline and virtue, I know there is much I can learn from you.

To my Christian friends who understand our beliefs go beyond saving ourselves and OUR true purpose is to live unselfishly as Jesus did, I hope my legacy will be that I willingly sacrificed my life for causes greater than myself.

To my on the fence believers, I’ll walk with you until you find the answers you seek.  I’ll stand with you in the shadows until you find your light.  I will not let the practice of religion tear the children that God created apart.

To my non-believing friends who’ve been scarred by their hurtful interactions with so called “believers”, I know you’ve been lied to. I know you’ve been attacked in the name of the most high. I know your pain runs to the pit of your soul and I hurt with you.  I simply pray that one day you’ll be able to look beyond the fallacies of man and to embrace the infinite love of God.

To my Atheist friends, even though we disagree in some of the most fundamental ways, I respect that you still strive to live your life with the values of love and work to uplift others. We may not agree on God, but I’ve seen your heart and I accept you as is.

To anyone I’ve missed, I love you as you are and as you will be, and only hope that you find peace and that you’re working to leave a positive legacy on humanity as I am.

To everyone, I apologize if I’ve misrepresented you in any way.  My heart is in the right place, but I still have much to learn about your beliefs.  Forgive me, for I am only a man.