A thoughtful poem by the theologian and civil rights leader Howard Thurman reminds us all the real work of Christmas begins now. Star light drew visitors from the east to the baby Jesus.  The light of God found within the Christ child has us fall on our knees.  Offer our best gifts. Forsake the wishes of a King, and return home a different way.  The light of Jesus has us share a message of hope.  God is with us.