Over the last few days there has been a mood of expectation around on Great Western Road where I live and work. Now the feast that so many have been waiting for has come. Today the Muslims in Glasgow are celebrating Eid.
I’m looking forward to celebrating with the leaders of one of the Muslim communities in Glasgow at a special meal.
This year the celebrations for Eid fall on the same weekend as the ancient Glasgow Fair, a feast which had its origins within the Christian community of Glasgow. At this time, let Glasgow flourish and may all its citizens celebrate. On behalf of the Christian community I lead, I pray a blessing upon the Muslims of my neighbourhood in Great Western Road, and upon of this city and to the Muslim peoples of the wider world.