Friday, December 26, 2014

“That Well-Fed Gentleman with the Red Suit”

Which current Quorum of the Twelve member states that he anticipates Santa’s visit to his home?

a.      Dallin H. Oaks

b.      Dieter F. Uchtdorf

c.       Richard G. Scott

d.      Boyd K. Packer

Yesterday’s answer:

It is a glorious thing to have old St. Nicholas in our hearts and in our homes today, whether he enters the latter through the open door or creeps down the chimney on Christmas Eve. To bring happiness to others without seeking personal honor or praise by publishing it is a most commendable virtue. . . .

Good old St. Nicholas has long since gone the way of all mortals, but the joy he experienced in doing kindly deeds is now shared by millions who are learning that true happiness comes only by making others happy—the practical application of the Savior’s doctrine of losing one’s life to gain it. In short, the Christmas spirit is the Christ spirit, that makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship and prompts us to kind deeds of service.

Quoted in Stars Were Gleaming, a beautiful new book featuring the artwork of Greg Olsen.

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