By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter, December 1, 2017

For those of you already busy with your Christmas lists, may this word from Howard Thurman bring comfort and challenge. 

The Work of Christmas ~ 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.”