quotes tagged with 'christmas'
Author: Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Source: "Seeing Christmas through New Eyes,", December 5, 2010
"Christmas is a time for remembering the Son of God and renewing our determination to take upon us His name. It is a time to reassess our lives and examine our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Let this be a time of remembrance, of gratitude, and a time of forgiveness. Let it be a time to ponder the Atonement of Jesus Christ and its meaning for each of us personally. Let it especially be a time of renewal and recommitment to live by the word of God and to obey His commandments. By doing this, we honor Him far more than we ever could with lights, gifts, or parties."
Christmas means giving—and “the gift without the giver is bare.” Giving of self; giving of substance; giving of heart and mind and strength in assisting those in need and in spreading the cause of His eternal truth—these are of the very essence of the true spirit of Christmas.Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?, Ensig...
Now, the next thing of which I am certain, and of which I bear witness, is the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Without it life is meaningless. It is the keystone in the arch of our existence. It affirms that we lived before we were born in mortality. Mortality is but a stepping-stone to a more glorious existence in the future. The sorrow of death is softened with the promise of the Resurrection. There would be no Christmas if there were no Easter.Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley , Source: The Things of Which I Know. October 2007 Conference. http://ld...
I speak next of the great certitudes that have come with the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is the restoration of the priesthood, or the authority given man to speak in the name of God. This priesthood is of two orders: the lesser, also known as the Aaronic, was restored under the hands of John the Baptist. The higher order of priesthood, the Melchizedek, was restored under the hands of Peter, James, and John.
We are celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace not the Prince of Hectic Shopping!Author: Bethany Deardeuff, Source: personal conversation, 10/24/07
There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.Author: Erma Bombeck, Source: unknown
What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.Author: Phyllis Diller, Source: unknown
There is more to Christmas than neckties, earrings, toys, and all the tinseled stuff of which we make so much. Christmas means giving—and "the gift without the giver is bare." Giving of self; giving of substance; giving of heart and mind and strength in assisting those in need and in spreading the cause of His eternal truth—these are of the very essence of the true spirit of Christmas.Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Ensign, December 1983, p. 3
God’s gifts, unlike seasonal gifts, are eternal and unperishable, constituting a continuing Christmas which is never over! These infinite gifts are made possible by the infinite atonement.Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: The Christmas Scene, p. 2
What a glorious and wonderful season of year this is. Our hearts change. Our attitudes change. Our way of thinking changes. There is a little more forgiveness in us. A little more of kindness. A little more of love. A little more of patience. A little more of understanding at the Christmas season of the year. What a glorious thing it is that at least once in twelve months we can become a little better than we have been during the remainder of the year. Thanks be to God for the gift of His Son, and thanks be to His Son fo the gift of His life. How greateful we are at this Christmas Season.Author: Gordon B Hinckley, Source: Washington Workers Christmas Devotional, December 1, 1996
Christmas means giving. The Father gave his Son, and the Son gave his life. Without giving there is no true Christmas, and without sacrifice there is no true worship.Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?" Ensign, Dec. 1983, 3