Day 18: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Rev. Sela Finau
Scripture: How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1 NRSV)
Devotion: Psalm 133:1 reminds us of the importance of unity and living in harmony with each other and our neighbors. As we observe Lent, we are reminded of our responsibility to expand our definition of “kindred” beyond our immediate circles. The global community is our extended family, and we are called to treat them as such.
Growing up in Tonga and Hawai’i, I learned the importance of being a good neighbor. We supported each other through thick and thin. In today’s interconnected world, we have the ability to reach out and connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds. This Lenten season, we are called to embrace our global neighbors and support those in need.
As we open our hearts and minds, we become the hands and feet of Christ. Our love and compassion for our fellow humans demonstrate our love for God. Let us celebrate the beauty of unity, no matter where we are in the world. May our Lenten journey be a time of reflection and action, as we embrace our global family and strive for unity and harmony.
Prayer: God, help us love and serve our neighbors near and far. Open our eyes, mind, and heart to those we may otherwise miss. Amen.