“Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him: and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious.”
~ Islam, Quran, 4:36
The Washington, DC area is bracing itself for the first major snow storm of 2016. The anticipation can take different shapes — from the excitement of children eagerly awaiting the chance to play in the snow, through the anxiety of adults having to stockpile on food and batteries, to the preparation of county workers in keeping the streets clean and safe, and the premonition of office workers awaiting the mixed blessings of having to telecommute.
For me, a storm is a chance to get to know my neighbors, whether through pushing a car stuck on an icy road or through helping each other to clean the sidewalks from snow.
“The Trust of Thy Neighbor” Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation
Join us on Monday, January 25th, 2016, hopefully after all the snow has been cleared from the roads, for an Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation on the theme “The Trust of Thy Neighbor”.
We’ll start at 7:00 pm with a healthy dinner followed by readings of selected Holy Writings and Prayers. We have many books of prayers from different faith traditions but if you wish, feel free to bring your own prayers or inspiring writings. We will uplift and refresh our souls with inspiring musical selections and we’ll conclude with tea and sweets.
We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers — or if you need directions — please contact me.
“Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self”