Thursday, December 3, 2009
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas
Tonight, we discussed what Hanukkah and Kwanzaa meant and what it means to the people who celebrate them. It wasn't the reverent and respectful result I was expecting and I had to end it with this:
Each holiday, is a time to reflect on what each of us should be grateful for, what's important to us. Christmas is about the birth of Christ, our ultimate benefactor of what we enjoy now. Hannukah is a remembrance of a miraculous event for the Jewish people and Kwanzaa is a holiday reflecting on the importance of the African culture and its people.
No matter who we are and how we celebrate our holidays, it is a time that should be treated with respect and reverence, love and peace, gratitude and kindness, to ALL people. Why? Because for the most part of the year, we're too busy trying to see who did us wrong.
Happy Holidays to all...