“Today I am most happy, for I see here a gathering of the servants of God. I see white and black sitting together. There are no whites and blacks before God. All colors are one, and that is the color of servitude to God. Scent and color are not important. The heart is important. If the heart is pure, white or black or any color makes no difference. God does not look at colors; He looks at the hearts.He whose heart is pure is better. He whose character is better is more pleasing. He who turns more to the Abha Kingdom is more advanced.”
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 23 April 1912, Talk at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, spiritual conversations, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace and sweetened with organic honey, home-made banana bread baked with love and shared with smile?
Whatever the answer might be, sharing prayers and inspiring conversations with friends and befriended strangers alike gets us all closer to the Creator and recharges us for the week ahead.
“The color of servitude to God” Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversations on Race Unity and Challenging Racism
In honor of Black History Month, the weekly Interfaith Prayer Stations and Spiritual Conversations during the remainder of February will be dedicated to the theme of Race Unity and Challenging Racism.
The first one of these conversations, on February 15th, 2016 will be called “The color of servitude to God”.
We’ll start at 7:00 pm with a healthy dinner followed by segments from the thought provoking documentary “The Fear of Color”. We will use the viewing of this movie as a springboard for our discussion. This a topic of greatest importance that affects anyone in American society and we will aim to address it through the lenses of the oneness of humanity.
We will also have readings of selected Holy Writings and Prayers on the theme of race unity. 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.