Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spiritual Food For Thought!


Trading Places

"If you shall lend money to My people, to the poor that are with you, you shall not be to them as a demanding creditor, nor shall you lay upon them interest." Exodus 22:24

The words "the poor that are with you" teach that we should look upon ourselves as though we were the poor ones. The Torah tells us to put ourselves in the other person's place and act toward him as we would want him to act toward us.

"Love your neighbor as yourself."
Courtesy of the Hope Of Israel website

10 comments:

Miss.Stefanie said...

Very inspirational and great post!

Coogie Cruz said...

Okay so this comment doesn't need to be approved to be posted I am just replying back to what you left me on my blog....

Deon - "D" is black not Latino like me. He said the guy called him "a little nigger" not "nigga". (Sorry I hate using those terms!). I originally thought the guy was white which was why he got so pissed off but no he was black so thats why I was confused about it. I wouldn't find it as severe. But that is just me.

The beige thing came from work a few weeks ago when a co-worker said to me "white girls don't use gel" and I was like "I am not white! I am Puerto Rican, I am beige" and the whole beige thing just stuck. And I already know about the history and stuff that you mentioned. Hell my great grandma was blonde hair and blue eyed but my great grandad was blacker than night with dark brown hair and eyes and "kinky" hair. I rather be called black than white before anything else because of where I am from, the people I was around and my own culture. My momma every year has a black santa on her door which cracks everybody up. All my bfs and friends have been black. So it doesn't matter to me.

Okay that was long, sorry!

Coogie Cruz said...

I love this quote. It speaks the truth on how humanity should be.

Afrobabe said...

Hmmmm

Thinking about urself as one of the poor actually makes you humble...

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Double C,
That puts it in a fair light. For all y'all wondering just cruise on over to Coogie Cruz's blog by hitting the link read the post so you date attempted murders now and read the comments then it will make sense. Plus Double C got a cool blog and I read it all the time.
Jaycee

Mista Jaycee said...

Afrobabe,
I am poor so thinking about it ain't a stretch for me. (smile)
Jaycee

Revvy Rev said...

I wish that a certain so-called religious nation would put their creeds and biblical principles into practice.

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Double R,
You know that's not how this works. The nation ain't gonna put the creeds and principles into practice just the appearance there of. It's up to individuals to put it in practice.
Jaycee

Booga said...

I love, love, love Banksy. To date, one of the most clever, witty artists, and he speaks truth.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Jaycee,

It's a great credo but society is geared on "getting" not "giving". I try to focus on those charities which I believe can do the most for those in need.

Everyone of us doing what we can (money, time or talent) helps.

underOvr