Thursday, December 22, 2011

Spirit of Christ

Here is a great quote from President Thomas S Monson.  It comes from the December 1986 New Era magazine.  He said,

"If we change but one word in our Christmas question, the outcome is vastly different. “What did you give for Christmas?” prompts stimulating thought, causes tender feelings to well up and memory’s fires to glow ever brighter.
Someone has appropriately said, “We make a living by what we get, but we build a life by what we give.”
Giving, not getting, brings to full bloom the Christmas spirit. Enemies are forgiven, friends remembered, and God obeyed. The spirit of Christmas illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than things. To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable, and it becomes the spirit of Christ."

This is the photo I took of the Salt Lake Temple a couple of nights ago while viewing the lights with my family.  I hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!!

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