Meaning Behind the Theme: Luv Ur Cuz
It’s a biological fact - we are all related as we all descend from the same ancestors who lived in Africa a long time ago. That makes us all cousins. Here’s the story, according to Spencer Wells, Ph.D., a pioneer in the use of DNA analysis and author of The Journey of Man
. Dr. Wells led a team of researchers to gather DNA samples from people all over the world. About 60,000 years ago, some of our relatives embraced each other for the last time, knowing they would likely never see each other again, and then left the continent of Africa to explore the rest of the world. Amazingly, they not only survived, but thrived. During this globe-trotting journey, our ancestor's skin color began to change, and new languages and cultures were developed. Unfortunately, this is also what led to the "us" and "them" mentality. So, the next time someone seems different than you, just remember - that’s your cousin. If we can learn to love our distant cousins as much as our more immediate cousins, think about how much more loving the world could be. If you follow the bible, then you will recognize that it says God made us in his image (Gen. 1:27) and that we all come from the same family (Acts 17:26).
About the Image
Luv Ur Cuz is our depiction of the fact that we are all cousins. In the image, the DNA strand in the middle makes-up the fabric that makes the hand, or the person. It takes two people to create a new DNA strand, with each person creating one-half of the strand. The two hands coming together are from Michelangelo’s painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Michelangelo was portraying his version of the precise moment when God first gave life to Adam. Our image can be seen as God creating Adam and the process of life creation with DNA repeating over and over.
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