Lighting Up The Darkness

Bob Marley had this idea. Kind of a virologist idea. He believed that you can cure racism and hate; literally cure it, by injecting music and love into people’s lives. When he was scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gun man came to his house and shot him down. Two days later he walked on stage and sang. Somebody asked him, “Why?” He said, “The people who are trying to make the world worse are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness.”

What do you do to shine brightness onto the world? Or are you withholding your light?

I Think My Grandmother Was Onto Something When She Named Me

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matthew 17:20

Have certain passages of religious texts just irked the heck out of confused you?  According to the Bible Jesus made amazing wine, fed thousands with mere pieces of food, water surfed at leisure, gave life to dead things and promised us peace amongst many incredible acts. This matter of faith, being as small as a spec of lint is something to behold.

Yes, there’s an amazing story behind the circumstances of my arrival into this world. My maternal grandmother wanted to give praise to God for delivering me safely, as it was a touch and go birth.

Growing up, I came to fight the gag reflex upon hearing this story repeated, because no one (not even my parents) treasured this story of Grandma Sarah’s absolute faith that her first-born’s first-born was meant to be here.

Then there’s that George Michael song.

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