"So tell me, what is it that you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?"
--Mary Oliver

Friday, December 28, 2007

the work of christmas

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 flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoners,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.
--Howard Thurman

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