Monday, September 19, 2016

Hybrids

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Know that this topic is going to be controversial; however, controversy is like putting seasoning into a pot of beans. The one thing that it is designed to do is flavor the pot: to make the beans more delicious. Therefore, as you read today’s message, take it as such: seasoning designed to flavor the concepts addressed by this blogger.

While watching a video by the late Dr. Sebi, the famous naturalist from Africa, transplanted to Honduras, I heard him describe how a hybrid is made. He basically said that a hybrid was a man-made fruit or vegetable; and in order to make a hybrid, one would have to take the “heart” out of one fruit or vegetable, and then graft it into another fruit or vegetable. He recommended that we not eat hybrid foods, because they were not natural.

When a hybrid is created, it becomes the product of two similar, yet different fruits or vegetables. And although the original fruit or vegetable maintains its identity, before the change; the hybrid really doesn’t have one; it’s true identity is forever lost.  Additionally, the more often that one hybrid is grafted into yet another hybrid, the identity of what it once was becomes even more difficult to identify its true source. But the most important point that I took away from it, was that the “heart” of one fruit or vegetable had to be yielded/sacrificed, that it might be grafted into another fruit or vegetable, which leaves the first fruit or vegetable without a source to live on its own.

As an African-American, I have been taught that I came from Africa. However, the real truth is that my ancestry has been grafted into the lineage of our American British forefathers. The “heart” of the “African American” is no longer present and we have no True/Pure ancestry. We are hybrids that have been re-grafted so many times, until most of us are clueless as to where we originally derived. Consequently, I consider myself an American, who was taught that she is from Africa, I truly do not know.

And although, as an African-American, quite often I am rejected as being something not good for you, I do not unnecessarily lament over what others have done, or the mystery of my ancestry. I have learned to love the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ. It explains my origin. It tells me that my true forefathers, Adam and Eve, were created in God’s image, in a garden in Africa. And since we all came from them, we are all one: we are all Africans! As a matter of fact the Apostle Paul states, in Acts 17:26 “From one person God created every human nation to live on the whole earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands.” Common English Bible (CEB) - Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Also, the King James Version makes it even more intimate, when it translates the same verse saying, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation…”


Therefore, I’ve learned, in this lesson that we all bleed the SAME blood. Consequently, whether I know from whence my immediate earthly forefathers come or not; I believe that I am made in God’s image and that my blood is equal to every other blood. Consequently, that’s good enough for me.

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