"First and foremost faith without works is no faith. Works without faith is no works"
"It makes no difference what the next man does as long as the I keep faith and devotion to the MOST HIGH FATHER JAH RASTAFARI."
In a certain sense this is true... on a individual level, one can't make another change...change is something ones have to seek and do for themselves...
but this sentence seems to missing out on in including works, what one must do with the life given to InI...
and also it does matter in a next sense what another does, collectively, if in their doing, for example, they are working to bestow un-warranted power on you for in the name of an alike physical charecteristic.
"...but always reflect JAH in the I speach and actions." and what is that speech and action? I feel this brings call to the main point of this particular reasoning, action...
the missing thing I feel in many reasonings is the lack of integrating on a personal level, thus affecting an Immunity as a whole, is the integrating of mind, body and Irit...all of these work togather to form and move the whole....I sight too often we get stuck in one aspect, like one has more power than the next, but all are parts required to move the vehicle forward...it almost appears sometimes that ones get caught up into Iritualizing to the point of dogmatic similar to the popes chatechism, and not acknowledging and forwarding in the fact that InI's flesh is also Iritualized...that InI physical body is also to be sighted and worked in Divine...many chant Livity, eat Ital, wear dreadlocks, etc..but is that the only part of livity? It is like a dirty word to some, when ones mention living up in regards to all aspects of InI physical, easy for one to accept dreadlocks, but how for white ones like I why is it that when white privilege is brought up...that it is deemed a no-no...it is a responsibility bestowed pon InI, even though it is a collective issue, it still starts within ones own self, how can one claim righteousness when they cash in everyday of them life on this thing called white privilege, and not WORK to change it. Like us white people sit back and say, ah this struggle against babylon is for the first world peoples to deal with, or as a matter of fact I am a sufferer too, and in a way we are, but not in the same form as InI black brothers and sisters, thus InI work is different then their work. I find it a crucial trumpet call, that HIM Haile I Selassie I came in this time, in the flesh, an African, all HIM embodied was works, engaging babylon, certianly HIM is Iritual, but also looking at all HIM Speeches, all HIM Moves, he engages in Redemption through movement! Truth in all matters is so very important, we come so very truthfull in some things and beat around the bush in others, that only disqualifies the whole. To say "I N I a the children of JAH" thats a mouthfull, ones have to be sure they have both the FAITH AND THE WORKS to back it up...that is why there is no Righteousness without fully exposed Raw Truth....and yes in that it can never be taken away.
"Pull the I own weight and let the next man worry for itself."
Well the classic phrase applies "No man is an Island", and also like I said b4 no one can make another change, only provide an example and if called upon help... but on the Collective level what happens to one happens to all...the reverse teaching is yet a shining example of western thought.
What is Zion, but One Love, but one Righteousness!
Drop the words...examine Truthfully the Essense of Righteousness....in all things...that is true freewise!
Blessed Love Rastafari!
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