Days of Christmas: 27 December

Two days after Christmas Day is the feast of St John the Apostle and Evangelist). And so the work of Christmas – empowered by the astonishing love of Jesus who is “with us” – begins:

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 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)