Sunday, January 07, 2007

Some words for Epiphany


I expect I posted this last year, but I'm not going to apologise. As someone who loves all the candlelit joys of Christmas, I really struggle with packing it up and putting it away for another year, and reading these words before I do so makes it all more manageable. Our preacher at last night's Epiphany Eucharist made the same point, telling us it was high time to take Christmas out of the church and into the places which need it most. I guess I can go with that.

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 nations,
To bring peace among brothers and sisters,
To make music in the heart.



Howard Thurman

3 comments:

Paul said...

Thanks for posting those words, they made a great meditation for evening prayer this evening along with Margaret Rizza's setting of them.

It did mean I had to point the CD player remote control at my reader! But the disc still played.

Happy New Year!

vera said...

Hi,

I found you on Karin's blog and just wanted to say.... Happy Fishing memories

and

Happy New year to you and yours.

Sandra

Kathryn said...

Good to hear from you, Sandra. Happy New Year to you as well.