Thursday, December 22, 2011

thoughtful thursday: spirit of CHRISTmas

The spirit of Christmas is something I hope all of us would have within our hearts and within our lives, not only at this particular season but also throughout the years.

A wise Christian once urged, "Let us not spend Christmas ... but let us keep Christmas in our hearts and in our lives."

This is my plea tonight, because when we keep the spirit of Christmas, we keep the Spirit of Christ, for the Christmas spirit is the Christ Spirit. It will block out all the distractions around us which can diminish Christmas and swallow up its true meaning.

There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to principles taught by Jesus Christ. 

Pres. Thomas S. Monson, 2011 First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Because He Came.

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