July 19, 2018

PUCC Ten Days after Easter Devotion – Tuesday, April 11, 2018

the work of Easter begins –

 
to offer spring cleaning or garden care,
errands or a mini-respite
to a family on hospice,
 
to learn Narcan and carry it always,
 
to write thank-you to funeral directors
who drop prices beyond break-even
for low income families,
 
to offer deep and tender comfort
especially to those who do not expect it,
mourning a miscarriage,
an elder with dementia,
a long-time companion animal,
 
to name resurrection in the midst of life
for the poor, the refugee,
the vulnerable,
and the groaning creation –
 
Justice is risen,
Compassion is risen indeed!
 
and, as for music –

to make Hosannas beyond the church,
and Alleluias in the heart.

 

 
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Now The Work of Christmas Begins  

 

by Howard Thurman

 

 

 

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.

 

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