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What better illumination is there than that which comes from our God when we find ourselves in the dark are in need of light?
The Gospel Acclamation for the Liturgy this day is:
The people who sit in darkness
have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land
overshadowed by death
light has arisen.
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…
And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins.
Rise up in splendor…your light has come,
The Glory of the Lord shines upon you!
Let the work of Christmas begin, and let it begin with you.
– Howard Thurman, adapted