Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas: A Time to Serve, A Time to Love

Christmas is a wonderful time when we can reflect upon how we could have done better at serving others during the preceding year. To prepare for New Year's resolutions, these thoughts can lead us to wonder how we might do better throughout the following year to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in our hearts. This process of turning outward in service instead of inward is part of what can keep Christmas a happy time, and this transformation we undergo is enhanced as we contemplate the birth and life of Him for whom this holiday was named. As we remember the significance of His birth and His loving acts, may we strive to emulate His love by our own acts of kindness.


  1. It is amazing to understand the nativity and how it, the life, and Atonement of Jesus Christ are all connected to our own lives. As we ponder and understand each of these things I know that we will come to have a deeper love and appreciation of the true meaning of Christmas. He truly is our Lord and we are all brothers and sisters.

  2. The story of Christ coming into the world, living a perfect life, and dying to save the world, is the greatest story ever told. It is a wonderful reminder of the kinds of things we should do to be more like Christ. Let us all try a little harder this holiday season to be more like Him, and to share His message.

  3. I love the idea that in addition to New Year's resolutions like getting healthier, and being better with our budgets, etc. that we should also focus on keeping the spirit of Christmas alive by focusing on serving each other all year round. I know that as we do this we will feel closer to our Savior and also hopefully that others will feel closer to Him through our actions.

    1. I also agree. Why have I never thought about including more service as part of my new years resolutions? I want to have that as part of my goals this coming year. Thank you for this amazing idea!

  4. It is one thing to do charitable acts when the opportunity arises, and another entirely to actively seek out such opportunities. The one is better, while the other is best. The first requires us to take time, but the second requires us to make time. May we all strive to make time this Christmas season.


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