Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The work of Christmas begins


Crèche de Noël, Église de la Visitation, Montréal
Originally uploaded by Marie Berne

Our Prayer:

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 the flocks,

then the work of Christmas begins:

to find the lost,

to heal those broken in spirit,

to feed the hungry,

to release the oppressed,

to rebuild the nations,

to bring peace among all peoples,

to make a little music with the heart...

Howard Thurman

These words have long been favorites of mine and I read them in Terry Hershey's wonderful email newsletter recently.

20 comments:

Tete said...

What a wonderful piece. Love it. Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours. May we all find His peace.

Stephanie said...

This was beautiful! Thank you for sharing :) May you have a blessed Christmas!

Wanda said...

You are right..the work of Christmas doesn't end in the stable.

These are lovely, meaningful words.

Susan said...

Oh Terra, I love that poem. So meaningful.

Thanks for all your visits. I am sending hopes for a peaceful and beautiful day. Susan

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Beautiful words and food for thought.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a beautiful prayer.

Have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2014.

FlowerLady

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful words... Christmas is a brilliant time of year - Merry Christmas..hugs, C. (HHL)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Simply Shelley said...

Just beautiful true words...I love this....Merry Christmas to you dear friend

Inger said...

I agree those words are beautiful and true.

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Dee said...

There is so much wisdom in the poems you share.....
'I make a little music with the heart" I love that.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Patti

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Rebecca Nelson said...

Love it Miss Terra~ Thank you so much for sharing...

We are so thankful my hubby has found wonderful employment. Our biggest blessing this year aside from our good health.

Merry Christmas to you.

Love,

Rebecca

Patty said...

Love your blog for today, and thanks for stopping by mine. Merry Christmas.

Gattina said...

That's a very nice poem !

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Those words are beautiful, and they express my personal beliefs perfectly. Thanks you... and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Introverted Art said...

little music in the heart... :)

Denise said...

How lovely,I've never heard the poem before.Thank You for stopping by for a chat :)Merry Christmas to You Terra