Hip-hop legend and one of our favorite dads Rev. Run shares this exclusive holiday message with ESSENCE.com readers.

Rev. Run’s Holiday Message:

On Xmas, let’s all remember what CHRISTmas is all about. This is the day of the Lord. Don’t let anyone x out our Christ. Let’s celebrate our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Lets keep the Christ in Christmas.

God Is Love,
Rev Run

Rev. Run’s Top 5 of the Year:

1. Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, adores His providence, secures His aid. God’s ear lies close to the believers lip.

2. Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

3. My son asked me, “Daddy, what’s the best way to pray?” I said, “Son, we learn how to pray by praying.” Just do it.

4. God never denied that soul anything that traveled as far as heaven to ask for it. -John Trapp

5. Seek not happiness to greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness. -Lao-tzu

God Is Love,
Rev Run

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