Yes, it’s important for us to learn how to receive, but after we learn that special gift of receiving and move forward in our recovery, we gain the beautiful opportunity to give. This poem by Howard Thurman captures that recovery process so well.
The Work of Christmas
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 flock,
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.