[This Kwanzaa I have incorporated the profession of my Christian faith with the celebration of my heritage and community. Kwanzaa, by nature, is not tied to any one faith, but as the parallels between the Seven Principles and many Christian teachings are strong, I try to recognize both in my personal observance. I hope that no matter what your beliefs are regarding theism or religion, you will read on and take away a positive lesson from it to apply to your own life’s journey.]
HAPPY KWANZAA, everyone!
Day 1, December 26 – UMOJA (unity)
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Let us endeavor to keep unity by becoming peace agents in all areas of our lives.
- Where do you need to keep the peace?
- Where do you need to unify?
Lord, open the door that we can make and keep peace with others. Holy Spirit, guide and touch the heart that reconciliation and revival touches our relationships. Heal broken hearts, repair breaches, In the Name of Jesus We Pray! Amen.
(Affirmations and devotions courtesy of the book Kwanzaa for Christ, by C. D. Holmes-Miller )
As always, you can revisit any other Kwanzaa posts on the Kwanzaa page of this blog!