THE SEVENTH DAY OF YULETIDE - December 26
The seventh day of Yuletide, we light a candle and remember Community.
The joy of Yule springs overwhelmingly from Community. We feast with our family and good friends, exchange gifts, send cards and make telephone calls to the important people in our lives. While we are all unique individuals, we are nevertheless enmeshed in relationships with others. These relationships all bear benefits (love, someone to talk to, financial help) and duties (reciprocation, upholding the family’s honor, physical protection). Community also includes the ancestors, who look on from beyond the grave and nourish the souls of their descendants.
Let us strengthen the bonds of Community!
This day I will pour a libation to my kynfylgja, the personified repository of my family’s spiritual might, to honor the organic Community of my living kin and my ancestors.
I will be mindful of my Community this day.
Asatru Folk Assembly