Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday 14th December - The Work of Christmas



When the song of the angels is stilled
And the star in the sky is gone
When the kings and the princes are home
And 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.

Howard Thurman


This poem has been chosen by Tricia, and it sits beautifully as a reminder of all the work that goes on behind the scenes, with our pastoral team, those involved in KIT and all those who pop in, give lifts and perform those small acts of kindness that so often go unnoticed, the true work of those wanting to live in the way that Christ showed us.


Guide us in the days and weeks ahead
Open our eyes to the things we need to see
Open our ears to the messages we need to hear
Open our hearts to the things we need to do
Fill us with your wisdom, compassion and mercy

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