“When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and prices 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 people,
To make music in the heart.
(Song of the Angels….words by Howard Thurman)
This is the message on my Christmas cards this year. After visiting Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ, I felt I could not give some twee ‘xmas’ card, but needed something more befitting of the area. I saw these being sold in a local church with proceeds going to peace work of The Fellowship of Reconcilliation- http://www.for.org.uk
and Pax Christi- http://www.paxchristi.org.uk
I also thought I would share with you a few Christmas cards that have been floating around on the internet. The first is a Banksy creation. The others unfortunately I can not credit.
I hope that each and every one you of you has read and been following my blog, a happy and peaceful Christmas, and let us try and remember why we celebrate the birth of Christ, born into this holy of Holy lands, which has now turned into a living hell for so many.
Joy and peace to you all. Merry Christmas.