|Standing with some Christmas lights|
the day in which we live. We have open communication through technology to all over the world, we can call and talk to people in England, Tanzania, China, with something as simple as putting in their phone numbers.
|President Thomas S. Monson|
One of the messages that was presented, is striving to remember the true meaning of Christmas, and what it is really about. To remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ; of the Messiah coming here to the earth. It was really great, with some of the things that President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (2nd counselor in the first presidency) shared of Christ, and of the Christmas Season. Part of what he used in his talk to emphasize a point, came from one of my best loved Christmas stories, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". President Uchtdorf spoke about this memorable character from Dr. Seuss' classic children's story that had a heart 'two sizes too small' and hated everything about Christmas. "Through the course of the story, however," said President Uchtdorf, he undergoes a dramatic transformation when he learns that there is more to Christmas than decorations and gifts. Perhaps the Grinch's story is so memorable because, if we are honest, we may be able to relate to him." He then told of 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 Grinch who vowed to stop Christmas from coming at all.
|One of my favorite Christmas stories and movies|