Spiritual Wisdom

Spiritual WISDOM from Various Traditions

A Poem for CHRISTMAS and EPIPHANY

by Howard Thurman
From his book:
“African American Quakers on Spirituality
and Human Rights”

The Work of Christmas

When the song of the angel is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the 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 brothers,
To make music in the heart.