Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Real Christmas

The kids looked their Christmas best today!

I love this quote from my lesson today.  It comes from a booklet "The Real Christmas" by Howard W. Hunter.

"The real Christmas comes to him who has taken Christ into his life as a moving, dynamic, vitalizing force.  The real spirit of Christmas lies in the life and mission of the Master.
'It is a desire to sacrifice for others, to render service and
to possess a feeling of universal brotherhood.  It consists of
a willingness to forget what you have done for others,
and to remember what others have done for you; to
ignore what the world owes you, and think only of your
duties in the middle distance, and our chance to do good
and aid your fellow-men in the foreground-to see that
your fellow-men are just as good as you are, and try 
to look behind their faces to their hearts-to close your
book of grievances against the universe, and look
about you for a place to sow a few seeds of happiness,
and go your way unobserved. (Baird, p. 154)'"

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