The Work of Christmas

Mary has done the hard work of labor.  Don’t let the nativity scenes fool you.  There was blood, sweat and tears involved.  Joseph will bear witness.  She wouldn’t have wanted to hear our carols then and don’t ask, “Mary, did you know?” God is with us but before we pack up our holiday cheer, let me stop […]

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Howard Thurman’s ‘The Work of Christmas’

Christian contemplative, pastor, theologian, mystic and my personal favorite, graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, my alma mater, the Reverend Dr. Howard Thurman offers these words and this sacred work done after Christmas, after we have changed seasons and the music has changed in local department stores and shopping malls, when the commercials change […]

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