We Wait in Joyful Hope

We Wait in Joyful Hope

Advent Calendar

Christmas 2017 has come and gone. The Christmas tree is down, the decorations have been put away, and the Council 4031 Advent e-Calendar has gone into cyber-mothballs until the first Sunday of Advent 2018.

The Work of Christmas

When the song of 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 others,
To make music in the heart.

~ Howard Thurman ~

Howard Thurman was an influential American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader. He was Dean of Chapel at Howard University and Boston University for more than two decades, wrote 21 books, and in 1944 helped found a multicultural church. He was a mentor of Martin Luther King.