April offered us some of the most important holidays in the largest religions. As we look to close out May, I note that May offers some powerful religious celebrations too. Jews celebrate Shavuot – the anniversary when God gave the Torah to the nation of Israel. Christians celebrate Ascension, which is acknowledged as the day Jesus physically left earth and entered the presence of God. And Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” which means the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. While this list isn’t inclusive, I mention all of these partly because it is helpful to know and understand how others might be celebrating, but it is also helpful to appreciate that many of us have reason to celebrate.
This month we have acknowledged our mothers and those we love, our active military veterans, our graduates, and now important celebrations in our faith walk. Let’s close out May with a clear focus on celebrating our faith and how it serves our lives. We need it now more than ever. And let’s not stop here. Harness your power and celebrate what is worthy to be celebrated when and as it happens. You will appreciate it and those around you will, as well. Who doesn’t love a party? Harness your power!
Take care of yourselves,
P.S. Your Theme Song is, “Celebrate” by Kool and the Gang.