January 2, 2013

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 nation
to bring peace among the people
to make music in the heart.

—–Rev. Thomas H. Britton, United Church of Christ