When the last carol has been sung - Steve Chalke

When the last carol has been sung - Steve Chalke

When the last carol has been sung

When the tree has been taken down

Then the work of Christmas begins:

To provide food for the hungry

To welcome the refugee

To heal a broken planet

To bring light into the dark

To seek justice for all

To welcome in the joy & challenge of 2022!

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edward conder

When the last carol has been sung,
When the tree has been taken down,
Then the exhaustion of Christmas kicks in:
We've provided food for the hungry
Clothed and fed the refugee
but now face a broken planet
heading into new darkness
of hellish fire and overcrowding.
Do we have energy for the challenge of 2022?

The constant call on church members for their involvement
drains their energy; deflects resources to the periphery,
leaves an aging church membership exhausted
as Christmas becomes just another burden
to be faced in their annual sacrifice.

"Lord", they cry, "have mercy!"
but the eager acolytes stumble on
excitedly pursuing their holy dreams
whilst Creation crumbles around them.

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