Today is Good Friday and the beginning of Passover. To all my friends who are celebrating both, I wish you the grace and peace of God, and may this be a time to remember our shared connections. No matter how you are celebrating be sure to think of those in need and who are suffering especially in places of war, famine and distress.
For the Jew, Passover is a sign of salvation, of “God with us” at a particular historical moment in the past. For the Christian, Easter is a sign of “God with us” in the past, but with us now also and at a time to come, as well.
Festivus is a secular holiday, normally celebrated on December 23rd. It is mainly meant as an alternative to the pressures and commercializtion of the Christmas season. However, it has also become a day to celebrate the ever-lasting comedy of the 1990s television show Seinfeld.
It is December once again. This time of family, friends and festivities comes around only one time a year. Let’s see what it holds for us all. Enjoy the month my friends. Get ready for a new year ahead.
Today is a day set apart to honor the contributions of those who work to build our communities. It takes skilled and talented people to make the world work and they should be celebrated.
Usually Labor Day is a day of rest and gathering with family and friends. For me it’s another day of being on the job which is alright because I’m grateful to be able to work and make the world a better place.
Thanks to all who are laboring each day to do great things. It’s appreciated good people.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Now it’s a national holiday in the United States. Let this be a time for African-Americans who were oppressed and enslaved throughout time celebrate. The struggle for freedom in many places is still real and the fight continues.