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Monday, December 24, 2012

My Second Favorite Christmas Thought...

My second favorite Christmas thought...
this from Howard Thurman.

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.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

One of Two Favorite Christmas Thoughts...

One of two favorite Christmas thoughts... 
from Ann Weems, What do I want for Christmas?  (Kneeling in Bethlehem 1980 Westminster Press)

What do I want for Christmas?
I want to kneel in Bethlehem,
the air thick with alleluias,
the angels singing
that God is born among us.
In the light of the Star,
I want to see them come,
the wise ones and the humble.
I want to see them come
bearing whatever they treasure
to lay at the feet
of him who gives his life.
What do I want for Christmas?
To see in that stable
the whole world kneeling in thanks
for a promise kept:
new life. 
For in his nativity
we find ours.