A very merry Christmas.

“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.

559056_10151288466077074_878543777_nmoon reindeerbethlehem wallsanta bethlehemsanta wall 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.

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About shakingtheshadowsfromtheolivetrees

I have a massive case of wanderlust and plan to see as much of this beautiful planet as I can before I die. I love Egypt, which gave me my first taster of Arabic culture, since then I have travelled to a few Arabic-speaking countries. My idea of a nightmare is an all inclusive 5* hotel resort. I much prefer to stay in basic accommodation in amongst the locals. Some of the best food I have eaten has been street food...and incidentally some of the worst has been in a 5*hotel. This year has given me the opportunity to visit Palestine, a place I loved to read about when I was younger in my children's bible. I am sure it isn't going to disappoint.
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2 Responses to A very merry Christmas.

  1. Pippa Austin says:

    Hi Lisa, what a beautiful poem, thank you so much. Hope you will be spending a happy Xmas with family/friends. I shall be going over to Herefordshire to join my brother and family. With love from Pippa

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