Friday, December 27, 2013

Now What?

If we have not already done so, most of us will soon be packing away the remnants of another Christmas. The tree is at the curb or stashed in a box. The family decorations and lights are boxed and stored out of sight. Christmas is over, but now what?
As we begin a new year, may this prayer of Howard Thurman help us keep Christmas every day.

The Work of Christmas
When the song of the angels is stilled

When the star in the sky is gone
When the kinds and princes are home
When the shepherds are back with their flock
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers (and sisters),
To make music in the heart.


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