The STRIPES of Healing
This biweekly newsletter will seek to explain the pain and suffering mainly people of color endure through no fault of their own. The dehumanizing excuses our people always seem to elicit from people in power that make our Christian Brothers and Sisters accept their reasoning as if it was uttered by the Almighty. Lastly what I see with my own eyes begs the question from my conscience. “Are we loving or can we really love our neighbor as ourselves”.
Issue 28: Excel in Learning
Written by: Victor E. Moseley
In the movie ‘REVOLVER’ the quotes are: ‘You can only get smarter by playing a smarter opponent’, The more sophisticated the game, the more sophisticated the opponent’. That’s why it is one of my most cherished ‘grown folks’ movies.
Now tell me why all these knuckleheads are ridiculing Coach Prime at the University of Colorado Buffaloes college football team? Coach Prime lost a football game which for the sake of his players he knows it taught them an invaluable lesson. I mean beyond the simple fact that it is a status check on where the program stands. It is an indispensable comparison tool to know where the ‘bar’ is set for building a mentally tough tenaciously sound football team which the Buffaloes did not come close to meeting.
I’ll recall again a ‘call of growth’ to my oldest son when he was complaining about how his life was with his mother and father. I’d acknowledged his pain, but I also emphatically told him that nobody cared either. The world would not lower the standards for honorable success because you don’t want to meet it. My oldest called me about 3 New Years ago and told me I had a son out there. Yes, I was baffled by his confession because I was wondering was this actually the same son I had to lay hands on to help him corral his anger as he revealed his appreciation to me.
No one that truly wants to rise to success in life, marriage, business, community, government or their purpose sets out to fail. The ‘task’ at hand simply demands more from you. It doesn’t ask if you think the standards are too high. It, life, simply wants to know if you want to achieve honorable success; are you willing to put the work behind it? Each and every achievement is unique and has its’ own requirements, but the formula for success has elements in all of them.
To Coach Prime, I know all your football players won’t make it, but I hope if they stay that they play their role as effectively as they can. In the end, I know you’ll have some calls from young men down the road profusely thanking you for holding them accountable. I mean watching them get mad at having to step up their game or not play is on them.
My son actually raised my grandson who is now in college by the way. Yeah, tell me about it. I had my doubts, but I did what I was supposed to do as his father. I disciplined my children, not with cruelty, but with the rod of words 90% of the time. That other 10% was spanking their backside and I thank God it was enough.
My loyal www.landcause.com readers you’re not helping humanity by shielding human beings from the world. You’re harming them. No one can toughen up without having to face hardships and trials in some parts of their lives. Be a source of truth and accountability to them and they will thank you.
From the Authorized King James version of the Holy Bible…Proverbs 3:12 for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
I love Coach Prime and the excitement he brings. If you’re hating on him don’t worry, you’re not the ones he needs to worry about to keep his position.