On the Fifth Day of Christmas

Where shall we begin?
Where shall we begin?
What is our destination?

What i

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 [sisters and] brothers,
To make music in the heart.

– Howard Thurman, “The Work of Christmas”

4 Comments on “On the Fifth Day of Christmas

  1. Thank you Pat, what a poem to have in my heart as the new year begins! I shared it on Facebook,
    blessings and peace to you! solveig

    • Thank you, Solveig. So good to hear from you. May we all continue to do this work of Christmas all through the year! Blessings, Pat

  2. Hello Pat,
    I want to thank you for liking some of my post during the past year, I really appreciate it. I wish you a Happy New Year 2014 full of blessings and happiness.
    Kind greetings,

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