As we begin the time of Advent, we reflect on The Work of Christmas

Winter on the Stort

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the 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 people,
To make music in the heart.
We ask this gift, loving Father,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

…..from the Kilvine Parish newsletter, Co Galway, Eire.