CNSNews.com is reporting that the nation's First, Lady Michelle Obama, is taking a break from her duties as "Mother-in-Chief." Today, Mrs. Obama will be hosting an event at the White House to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali, or "Festival of Lights."
Diwali honors the goddess of wealth and prosperity, Lakshmi. Hindus celebrate the festival by placing small earthenware oil lamps--diyas--in their homes to help the goddess find her way there. Some Hindus in India leave the windows and doors of their houses open to let Lakshmi know that she's invited in.
More importantly, Diwali also marks the first day of the new business year. On Diwali, some Hindus pray to Lakshmi for success in the new year.
To think that The Motley Monk has been taught that wealth and prosperity are the creation of evil, patriarchal, misogynistic, racist, and capitalist dead White males. Thanks to the First Lady and her celebration of Diwali, The Motley Monk knows that's no longer true.
Let the discussion begin...
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