[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 4, December 29 – UJAMAA (cooperative economics)
To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
And all that believe were together, and had all things in common.
And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
- Do you see a need that you can supply?
- Have you been ignoring someone’s request?
- Listen and supply with generosity for the Lord.
As Christians we are called to share in supplying the needs of others. The servant’s heart is benevolent and liberal. The Lord commands us to give to those who ask. We are not to turn a deaf ear to those who have need. We are to give unto the Lord as we supply the needs of others.
Lord, open my heart to share. Let me see the needs of others and to cheerfully come forth to supply. Change my heart O Lord toward benevolence and liberality. In Jesus’ name, I pray TODAY! 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!