The Work of Christmas

Nativity Icon“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.”
– Howard Thurman

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  1. Watching the documentary from a country boy/Midwest prospective, I am certain that I can say, its eye opening, surprising, inspiring and heartbreaking all at the same time. Jeanie? is an angel sent from God, I have no doubts about that. For one to leave ones place and gains in life, reaching out to the rock solid bottom of the lows life can send ones way, to no one’s “Fault” and to bond, help and live to see the safety, well being and voicing the real concerns, real issues at hand, needed to bring about a more functional and secure life? To go out and search the camps, check on people, stand up in the face of the “politically correct” side of society, whom will NEVER “get it” She has to be one of the most pure people on earth. While watching, I had a chance to hear a familiar voice, Old Harold Grove of Grove General contracting, handing out the paperwork for the new apartments. I actually subcontracted a Hotel In Indianapolis Indiana Harold had managed. He to was one of the most honest, helpful, easy going people Ive ever met. It was Sad to see so many protest the very small spot of land on 120 acres, especially when Jeanie and the church were constantly checking, helping/managing the site. Also it cuts deep inside viewers like me, whom recognize Jeanie’s struggle, seeing it in her face. Yet, you seen no tears, nor did she shake or waver. Very Very strong for such a flower indeed. We have a “tent City” in Indy to, growing every day. It stretches a mile or two and fills the banks of white river as it bends around the south side of town. Sometimes our local news does a story on the police wrecking the encampment for so called “Bridge work” that never seems to take place. Or safety concerns, voiced by the CEO/CFO of a nearby business, who wishes to remove it from his view on his way by in his 75,000 dollar SUV. We have a bigger problem than years long past. The introduction of much more addictive drugs, lack of social programs and pure idiocy of local officials is easy for one to see. People will survive, no matter what you say or do, no matter what their past holds in terms of choices and mistakes, they are still people. Man is unlike any other creature on earth, simply because every other living thing has reason or instinct driving it to hurt another one of its kind. Man simply needs nothing to destroy his brothers and sisters.

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