When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled – by Howard Thurman

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On this day after the celebration of Christmas, I share this fine poem by Howard Thurman for your thoughtful consideration:

When the song of the angels 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 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 brothers,
To make music in the heart.

From “The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations” by Howard Thurman. © 1985 by Friends United Press.

4 responses to “When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled – by Howard Thurman

  1. Ruthie Thank you so much for sending this message!! It is very inspirational and beautiful as well. Hope you continue to get better and feel better too. Much Love, Ann

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  2. Beautiful!
    And as our minister says at the conclusion every Sunday, “the worship is over, let the service begin.”

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  3. Beautiful!
    And as our minister says at the conclusion every Sunday: “the worship is ended, let the service begin”.

    Like

  4. Jane Allen Offutt

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful thoughts. Best to you and Lou in 2020!! Love, Jane Allen

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