January 10, 2019
Another Christmas has passed and we have made the journey with the magi to the manger in Bethlehem. Now, in this season, we begin the work of embodying and living out the promises we have received.
For your contemplation this week I invite you to meditate on the words of Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. Thurman composed this poem, “The Work of Christmas.”
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 flocks,
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 the people,
to make music in the heart.