No men, no MAN-ifestation

Published 7:37 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019

By Demetrius Moffett


As we take a deep look into our society today, homosexuality is increasing.

Children are said to be unruly.

Women are losing faith in the leadership of men.

Our prisons system is growing faster than our learning institutions.

If we don’t do something, our society will be reduced to the primal verse of survival of the fittest. What’re the solutions you ask? I suggest that we look at the level of involvement of men in our society.

Men play a paramount role in the development of males and females.

When we look at the words, “mentor” or “mental” the word “men” is at the base, the foundation of the development of the word. When we look into the definition of the word mentor it means “someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person by teaching or giving advice or guidance.”

Within the family structure are our men mentoring the family? Are our men teaching or giving advice or guidance to the healthiness of the family’s mental state or to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external reality?

If we are to have families, communities that are healthy and whole. We need for all men to step up our levels of participation of the manifestation of the development of success in all our kids no matter our current level of involvement.

Without man, there is no manifestation.

If we take the word man out, we are left with infestation which is to live in or on as a parasite, something harmful or unwanted, or to spread or swarm in or over in a harmful manner.

God created Man to create Men. Thus, we need men to create a man.

Whether we have a child or not. Whether ours are grown or not. It is going to first take our men to participate in mentoring to help cultivate a healthy mental environment for our families to live in.

The manifestation of this endeavor will never happen without the man being or becoming a man.

It going to take Men the plural form of man to right the ship of our society.

To every man, let’s come together as men and reshape the manifestation of our families and communities. The real truth, without man there are no men.

Without men, there is no man. No MEN. No MAN-ifestation.


Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.