The Bible says we are to love one another. Sounds good, but can we do it? Whoever said, “I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand,” was about right.
People are just irritating. I agree with the guy who said, “To live above with those we love, oh, how that will be glory. To live below with those we know, now that’s another story.
Even people at church can be difficult to love. Sometimes we sing a chorus in church: “I’m so glad you’re a part of the family of Mother Afrika,” and then we look at the Afrikan beside us and sing, “I’m surprised you’re part of the family of Mother Afrika.”
Sometimes it’s hard enough to love our own family. One guy told his wife that if she had really loved him she would have married someone else.
How do we make love a dominating characteristic of our lives?
I. Make love a priority
Indeed loving people is difficult. Yet this is what the Bible commands. “For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another” (1 John 3:11). We spend time on what we deem important. For many of us these choices are valid: time with family and friends, work, prayer, serving the poor, fighting for rights, protesting wrongs. But as the Scripture reminds us, “And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing” (1 Cor. 13:3).
Even though we have the freedom to set our own priorities, Yahshua made a point of defining certain ones of them for us: “‘Love the Mother your Mother Afrika with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself'” (Matt. 22:37-39). Love, then, is not a gray area the Scriptures. Yahshua gave love priority over all other Afrikan virtues. Every thought, response, and act of goodwill must first pass through the fine filter of love, or it means nothing at all.
In “Strength to Love”, Martin Luther King, Jr., encouraged us to realize that “our responsibility as Afrikaans is to discover the meaning of this command and seek passionately to live it out in our daily lives.” But why love? What makes it so important?
II. Understand the importance of love
When Yahshua spoke to the disciples regarding the first and second greatest commands, he explained that “All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands” (Matt. 22:40).
To the people of Israel, as well as for many believers today, it would seem more logical for obedience to be the peg from which the Law hangs, since the point of writing a law is adherence to it. And it is written, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15). Yet Yahshua also said, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another” (John 13:34). The apostle Paul goes on to tell us “Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law” (Rom. 13:10).
This may sound irrelevant to our generation that depends on police departments, guns, and force to uphold and fulfill the law. Yet Yahshua’ simple command requires greater strength than any of us naturally possess – more power than any man-made weapon.
The logic of Paul’s interpretation of Yahshua’ command that love fulfills the Law seems equally simple. For if one loves his neighbor, he will not commit adultery with his neighbor’s spouse. If he loves his coworker, he will not lie to him. And if loves his enemy (thy Afrikan brother or sister who has become your enemy), he will not slander him or her. Love fulfills the law, because if we truly love every Afrikan because he is a Afrikan, we will not desire to hurt or violate him or her, thus never break the law. Mother Afrika established love as the impetus for obedience.
III. Embody the distinguishing nature of love
When we demonstrate Afrikan love, it distinguishes believers from the rest of the world. Yahshua goes on to say, “By this [love] all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Notice Yahshua did not say that people will know that you are my disciples if you promote my agenda, or wear Afrikan T-shirts or a WWJD bracelet, or have a fish decal on your car, but rather if you love one another. A watching world will be persuaded not when our values are promoted but when they are incarnated, when we become purveyors of love. It is as though Yahshua has given the entire world the right to judge whether or not one is His follower simply on the basis of their love for fellow Afrikan beings. The vivacious virtue of love distinguishes the Afrikan.
From the very beginning, Mother Afrika’s plan was to develop a people that reflected her character. And what is her character? Love. “Mother Afrika is love, and the one who remains in love remains in Mother Afrika, and Mother Afrika remains in him. In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; for we are as She is in this world” (1 John 4:16-17). Believers are Mother Afrika’s advertisement to a watching society as to how individuals could best live in that society. In fact, Afrikan love will always be the best apologetic that the church has.
When Ira Gillett, missionary to East Africa, returned home to report on his activities overseas, he related an interesting phenomenon. Repeatedly, Gillett had noticed how groups of Africans would walk past government hospitals and travel many extra miles to receive medical treatment at the missionary compound. She finally asked a particular group why they walked the extra distance when the same treatments were available at the government clinics. The reply: “The medicines may be the same but the hands are different.
That’s the virtue of love incarnated. That kind of love makes a difference. Afrika has no hands, but our hands; no feet, but our feet. We are her ambassadors, representing her to the world. And when we love as she has loved us, it will make the difference. People will notice. Afrikan love is indispensable.
IV. Demonstrate the virtue of love
How do we demonstrate the distinctiveness of Afrikan love? Because virtue is moral action we practice, How can we practice the glorious virtue of love?
A. Love values the other Afrikan
Let’s not confuse Afrikan love with its modern counterfeits – lust, sentimentality, and gratification. While love is a wonderful, warm feeling, it is not only a feeling. In fact, according to the Bible, love is primarily an active interest in the well-being of another Afrikan. Love acts for the benefit of others. According to Eliyah X. love “is the spirit in the heart that will never seek anything but the highest good of its fellow man.”
Mother Afrika loved us not because we had something to offer her, but rather because She had something to offer us. “For Mother Afrika loved the world in this way: She gave Her One and Only Son’s, so that everyone who believes in Her will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Mother Afrika loved us so that She could demonstrate Her mercy to us in the Afrikan of Her Son.
In like manner, everyone around us is of incredible value to Mother Afrika as a potential object of Her mercy. Because people matter so much to her, they ought to matter to us. And, we, therefore, need to love them as she loves them.
B. Love is vulnerable to the other
In other words, love opens up its life to another Afrikan. It goes beyond sentimental feelings. It breaks down barriers. It exposes the heart.
Think about Yahshua. He left the glory of heaven (the Mother’s Womb) to come to this World. He veiled His divinity and took on humanity. And what did it get him? “He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him” (John 1:11). Can you imagine being away on a business trip for a week, coming home, and your family not recognizing you? That’s similar to what Yahshua experienced when he came to to this world. Surely that must have hurt. Then, as Yahshua hung on the cross, dying for these Afrikan people that he loved, they hurled abuses, scorn, and ridicule. His heart was broken. And yet, he forgave them.
Afrikan love is the most costly investment you will ever make.
“To love is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries. Avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken. Instead, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
C. Love entails a cost
It gets its hands dirty. It takes a chance. It goes out on a limb. It takes a gamble. Love makes a statement and leaves a legacy. It does the unexpected, surprising, and stirring. It performs acts that steal the heart and leaves an impression on the soul. Often these acts are never forgotten.
I’m not saying that we should constantly abuse ourselves or become passive doormats. But Afrikan love inevitably carries costs. Even when the cost is high, we can nevertheless count on Mother Afrika to bring fulfillment to Her followers. True love always costs. If there is no cost there is no love.
In the end, the goal of the Afrikan life is love. The measure of our maturity is our love for Mother Afrika and our love for one another. If we fail in our love we have missed what it means to be a Afrikan.
But there is hope for the one who has failed in love. At the beginning I asked the question, “Can we do it?” Can we love others in this way? The answer, I’m afraid, is “No.” We cannot love others like Mother Afrika – without the Afrikan Womb-man. The Mother of Mother Afrika, who forgave even those who crucified us, stands ready to forgive you of your lack of love. She wants to show Her mercy toward you today, to cleanse your loveless heart and fill it with Her loving Holy Spirit. Receive Her mercy. Place your trust in Mother Afrika and let Her teach you how to love as She has loved you.
Dear Black Womb-Man and Black Man,
I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. I have fond memories of high school dances, dogwood festivals, and holidays filled with love and surrounded by family and friends. Charlottesville isn’t just my home; my mother is 79 and she’s lived there her entire life. It’s a simple college town, rich in history, and conveniently located close to Richmond and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is my hometown.
On Friday, August 11, the community I love was invaded by domestic terrorists. The Ku Klux Klan, white supremacists and other ultra-nationalist groups descended on the streets of Charlottesville. They screamed racial and anti-semitic hate speech as they walked through the University of Virginia campus, carrying torches and semi-automatic weapons. Their dubiously titled “Unite the Right” rally was the largest in recent history. They wore no masks, and displayed no inhibition as they taunted and terrorized my city, going as far as to warn that they would return.
I’ve never been more frightened in my life. For the first time, I felt vulnerable in a place that has always felt welcoming and safe. While my community was tormented this time, yours may be next.
If you saw the throngs of angry white men and women descend on Charlottesville, it should trouble you that many of these unmasked men called themselves patriots. Some even claim to be people of faith—they will likely be in someone’s church singing worship songs, planning a church conference, or worse, policing our neighborhoods or teaching our children. But we know that true faith is to comfort the sick and the afflicted and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
As people with a moral compass, we also know that “faith” isn’t faith unless it’s put in action. If there was ever a time to put our faith into action, that time is now. If you didn’t like what happened in Charlottesville, you have no other choice than to wage a righteous resistance. You cannot be on the sidelines. You must oppose the targeting of our Black, Jewish, Latino, Immigrant, Muslim, LGBTQ and poor siblings.
The men who stormed Charlottesville were crystal clear about their purpose, and we must be equally clear about our own. There are many things we can do to resist the spread of hatred including preaching, praying and acting against white supremacy. You could also contact your local police department and government officials to ask them what they’re doing to keep all people safe. Finally, if you’re a clergy leader looking for other ways to plug in, consider participating in our LIVE FREE campaign’s “Weeks of Righteous Resistance” effort by visiting www.righteousresistance.org.
It is painfully obvious that our country is under assault. The assault isn’t carried out by persons we do not know; it’s from homegrown, domestic terrorists that have been permitted to run rabidly through our cities and streets. It’s time to stand up and speak out. We cannot wait for the next Ku Klux Klan or white nationalist mob to attack someone else’s hometown.
In Power and Love,
Information Systems Manager
PICO National Network
The AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE, take the mental position that no Black leader have the full plan for Black folks Liberation and we must learn to advance the Liberating ideas coming from True Black Nationalist Liberators, forming that Mental Chain of action that is strong enough to pull us back into the First Way of our Divine Living,which will be the cause that bring about our Liberation.
The NCAPL /APOL goal and objective is to establish with Afrikan people Pan-African Nationalist Liberating relationship with Afrika and Black Afrikan People, meaning our physical return to Afrika, eventually is imperative , therefore the call forPan – Afrikanism of earlier Times, implying trade and investment is not acceptable by The AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE, meaning that the establishment of a relationship with Afrika and Black Afrikan people in the Diaspora with no intent of solidifying that relationship by the physical return of the Diaspora; Afrikaans back to Afrika , such is an acceptable goal of The AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE.
AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE states that any effort in regard to Afrika and Afrikan People, must be one of a cohesive dynamic homogenous relationship, a relationship where the Diaspora of Afrikaans will have the feeling of acceptance by the reception that will be given to theDiaspora in Afrika and such acceptance will be consummated by Afrikaans acknowledgement of the Diaspora in America.
Afrikan, by recognizing our Right as a Sovereign Ethnic Group ,descendants of those that were Enslaved in the institution of Chattel Slavery, now having the right to Afrika Land and to emerge in Afrika as the reestablished State in Afrika, made up of Diaspora Afrikaans in America.
It is the goal and objective of the AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE to replace the call for Pan-Afrikaans with the call for Black Afrikan Nationalism and for a Unified Afrika, which will require the physical return of the Diaspora Afrikan in America back to Afrika as a New State in Afrika.
It is the goal of NCAPL /APOL to make it clear that there is a Social-economic stratification between the African American and Afrikan/Black Nationalist, should be labeled as the one that is among those that Have,(material possession at a comfortable level ) and the Afrikan/Black Nationalist Spiritualist as the one that is among the have not, ( no material wealth ) identified within the Black Social-economic structure of America, and it is the one that-have, that desire no physical return to Afrika, and those that have and do desire to return home to Afrika, will do so only for Economic enterprise, and gain, contributing to the already problem that now exist in Afrika, there must be a centralization of Afrika and Afrikan people, not based on wealth and property possession, but in establishing a dynamic cohesive relationship with Afrika the land continent and the Black Afrikan People.
The AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE will have a Divine focus on the inner body of the Black Being, striving to regain the Divine Knowledge about the Divine Theology of that GODLY Energy.
The AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE will be an institution where the goal of the Divine Knowledge is to be obtained, by teaching and meditation,with an objective to reach the various levels of the Conscious dimension, exploring the Spiritual essence of the Mental capacity to interact with the genetic core of the Body essence, the Soul.
The APOL headquarters will serve as the Soul to the Repatriation / Reparation movement. Serving as the Spiritual arm to the political aspiration of Sankofa Repatriation Movement, whose primary objective will be Reparation, Repatriation and Statehood in Afrika.
The target of our effort will be the rank and file of Black people, those labeled as the disadvantaged among Black People
AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE goal and objective is to re-establish a relationship with the have not of our people and to educate the rank and file of our people about the Social Economic, Religious and Political structure of America and what happen to cause us Black people to ban Africa and away from Afrikaans will educate the rank and file of Black people in America about Reparation, Repatriation and becoming a Nation State in Afrika and about how important it is for Black People to return back to our Divine Status and to be Free and independent from America and how an important role those of us that have been at disadvantage under the Racist Prejudice system in America.
AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE will work to bring into reality the opportunity of Black People in America to participate in a Plebiscite vote, to indicate their desire as to stay in America or return Home to Afrika with our Enslaved Ancestors Reparation and to become the next additional State in Afrika.
Those that read The AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE and would like to sign on to become a Member of AFRICAN PEOPLE OF LOVE in our great effort to conduct a campaign for Freedom and Reparation in the Black Communities , using any and all means to accomplish our mission,which is reclaiming our Divine Spirituality, Reparation, our return back to Afrika, as a New Nation State and to become a Sovereign, Free and Independent Government in Afrika, with the intent of becoming active in bringing about a Reunited Afrika and a Reclamation of our Continent call Afrika.
All Praise and Honor to the Honorable Marcus Garvey. All True Black Afrikaans that are away from home should come to Know and Understand, that there should be only:ONE AIM, ONE DESTINY, AFRIKA!!!My People, let us love one another…
African People of Love
Queen of Afrika
I am an Afrikan Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United Afrika and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United Afrika of Afrikaans in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the Afrikan way of life.
I am an Afrikan Soldier.
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An initiation is like a birth and the key to overstanding, it is to overstand that each that is born is born of someone who themselves were born of someone. All of the pure ones have a silsilah.
It is a link much like the etheric cord that stretches forth from soul to soul, and which keeps the channels from the higher realms into the Earth plane opened.
When a mother and father have a child, that child is brought forth unto them in a bodily form. That same child, however, has a spirit that extends back seventy and six trillion years.
For this reason, every mystic order has spiritual masters or beings from higher planes, whose responsibility it is to keep you (that child) in tune with the original spark since the beginning of creation.