Fill Christmas with Savior's spirit, President Monson urges Mormons during devotional
"As you do you bring joy to the Lord. Yet he taught us that there is a way to give an even more priceless and lasting gift. ... With all the kindnesses we give for him, the greatest we can offer is to point those we love and serve toward him, the only source of eternal life."
President Eyring said the most precious gift he can give to others is his witness of the Savior. "I testify that he was born of Mary, the Son of God. He lived a perfect life."
President Uchtdorf told the worldwide congregation that they know what the Christmas season ought to be: "We know it should be a time of reflection on the birth of the Savior, a time of celebration and of generosity."
But, he added, sometimes the focus at Christmas time is on things that annoy and overwhelm — much like the Dr. Seuss' Grinch who vowed to stop Christmas from coming at all.
"While it's true we can find materialism and anxiety in Christmas, it is also true that if we have eyes to see, we can experience the powerful message of the birth of the Son of God and feel the hope and peace he brings to the world.
"We, like the Grinch, can see Christmas through new eyes."
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