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And now “the work of Christmas begins” (Noon Wine)

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Looking for Howard Thurman’s poem about the “work of Christmas”, I came across this thought provoking blog. Thanks to Paul for putting into words just what I’ve been thinking this year.

Jitterbugging for Jesus

As Howard Thurman wrote in his eloquent book of meditations The Mood of Christmas & Other Celebrations, “the work of Christmas” now begins.

But I’m sure His Greatness Thurman would have agreed that “the work of Christmas” never ends, being the endless “labor of love” that it is.

One of the eloquent books of the Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman. One of the eloquent books of the Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman.

I posted the following blurb on my Facebook page on Christmas Eve and I’m sharing it here since it garnered a considerable number of Facebook “likes” and “shares”:

    Mother Teresa said:

    “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.”

    By Mother’s measure, a lot of people are living in poverty who are by no means hungry or clothed in somebody’s thrown-away threads or living in cars.

    Rather than fretting over a media-manufactured “War…

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