The Work of Christmas Begins
Another Christmas Day has come and gone. We may have bought presents, received cards, baked cookies, and added to our waistlines.
But what now? What do we take away from this December 25th? Do we return to the normal, the regular, and the everyday?
“The Work of Christmas,” a poem by civil rights leader and theologian Dr. Howard Thurman, reminds us why we stand on the side of love throughout the year:
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings 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,
To make music in the heart.