Updated: Jun 12
It is said that you never really understand or know a person. Do you know why that is? Even people who have been married for so many years, Well, as individuals, one is always evolving. Question is, would you evolve/grow with me? You see, I mention in the last blog post of America's relationship with black people like the relationship between a couple. The mentioned phrase "I am sorry" breaks down a person's barriers to allow for growth and reconciliation to begin. Can you imagine going a bit further? Try putting yourself in another's place/shoes? Would you be able to walk a mile in another's shoes? That is, would you be able to deal with and tolerated the things they do? Can you be as patient/forgiving? It is my notion that if you have not walked in my shoes, it would I'm sure we can all agree that while the "grass is always greener on the other side" of the fence, it suffice to say, no one wants to do the work it takes to get the grass that green! Hummmmm! (thinking emoji) I look at the depiction of the little boy in his dad's shoes...could you imagine the boy having the abilities or the know-how of doing what his dad would normally do? Probably not!
Earlier this week, I was reading Hebrews 2 and I came on the 17th verse which reads like, "Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people." It hit me like a brick! God the Son, Jesus Christ had to come down from his throne in the form of a man so that he might experience what it means to be human; in order to die for our transgressions! MY GOD! Couple this with the Passion of Christ; I was crushed. Father! How then are we so selfish in our dealings with one another? I repent Lord! I will do better in understanding my fellow man. In this case, race and color, socio-economic standing, level of education, etc will not and should not matter because Christ died that ALL might be saved. Not just any particular group and or sect of people.
On another note, understand this, "... sometimes, your "ugly situations" are what gives way to your miracle" (Rev. Sylvia Blessings, 2020). In other words, the things that cause you pain are often the things that bring you the most joy and rewards. You do not need to be another, or change who you are in order to conform, but be the best you that God made you be. Remember, no one can be you better than you. Now, extend the Christ that lives in you to those around you! In a time such as this, compassion is the leading commodity. Understanding ourselves and how we show up in the world (those around us) is great because it keeps us grounded to what is and how to positively impact each other and our communities. Therefore, I employ you to go out and share the love.
At The Euphoric Palace, we promote luxury at home. This is important because it allows you to know yourself and be able to take time out to cater to your needs as an individual. This way, your cup is full; from which, you are able to pour into others. But who are we kidding, you cannot get to a spa right now, why not get the spa feeling for yourself, at home, and muccccccccch cheaper?
I hope you enjoy the tune below and know that you matter and you are loved.