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 the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.
(thanks to author and theologian Howard Thurman)
I love this quote, because it’s a reminder that the work of Christmas is ongoing and vital. Have a joyful, thoughtful Christmas day as well as the 364 days following. May we all make music in our hearts.