"Beloved Muslims and Christians, Nationalists and Pan-Africanists, no matter what your ideology is, if we really want to be a family, if we really want to love each other, if we really want to be one in God and one in Christ, then we have to accept the challenge. If we lie and gossip and slander and fornicate, if we covet our brother’s wife or our sister’s husband, if we do the things that break apart the family, then we can sing and shout together in church, but when you look in the mirror you have to confess, “I’m a liar because I have not accepted the challenge to change. "
Cont.. "It’s not easy. If it were easy we all would have done it. It was a challenge for you to get your bachelor’s degree. It was a challenge for you to get a master’s degree. It is a challenge for you to be a great basketball player or a great whatever you are—that’s a challenge. But the challenge to be Godlike is the greatest challenge of all. Once we accept that challenge, the process of change will begin - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan -
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Individuals often grapple with internal conflicts, such as battling negative thoughts, overcoming personal limitations, and confronting aspects of themselves that may hinder personal development.
The "war within ourselves" emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and introspection. It involves continuously examining one's beliefs, values, and behaviors and consciously aligning them with a higher standard or personal ideals. Personal growth is a dynamic and ongoing journey. It involves overcoming challenges, learning from experiences, and striving to become a better version of oneself.
Becoming morally correct involves consciously and intentionally aligning our thoughts, actions, and values with ethical principles. Taking the time to reflect on our values, beliefs, and principles by considering the moral aspects of our decisions and actions. Identify areas where we could improve morally. Clearly define our core values and principles by understanding what is important to us in terms of ethics and morality.
Prioritize values that contribute to personal and societal well-being. Stay informed about ethical theories, moral philosophies, and current ethical debates. Read literature, engage in discussions, and seek knowledge about different perspectives. Cultivate empathy by putting ourselves in others' shoes. Practice compassion and understanding toward people who hold different beliefs.
Consider the impact of our actions on others. Strive to maintain consistency between our values and actions. Be honest and transparent in our dealings with others. Admit mistakes and take responsibility for our actions. Treat others with respect, regardless of differences. Recognize and appreciate the diversity of perspectives and experiences.
Avoid judgment and practice open-mindedness. Create a personal moral code or code of conduct. Define specific guidelines that align with our values and principles. Use our moral code as a reference for decision-making. Make decisions based on ethical considerations, even in challenging situations.
Uphold our principles, especially when facing pressure or temptation. Be consistent in your moral stance. Acknowledge that moral development is an ongoing process. Regularly reassess our values and beliefs in light of new experiences and insights. Be open to refining our moral framework. Engage in conversations with mentors, ethical leaders, or trusted individuals. Seek guidance from ethical or spiritual teachings. Surround ourselves with people who inspire moral behavior.
Becoming morally correct is a personal journey, and many individuals may interpret what is morally right differently. Regular self-reflection, a commitment to personal growth, and a genuine desire to contribute positively to the well-being of oneself and others are crucial elements in this journey. Are willing to take the challenge to change?