As we pack away the Christmas decorations and finish off the leftovers, may the special holiness of the season linger and flourish in our hearts all year long.
The following poem by Howard Thurman reflects the journey that awaits us:
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.
Let us go forth into the world giving thanks for the work we are to do.
Let us go forth into the world finding and feeding and loving Godís children.
Let us go forth into the world rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
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