Bonnie L. Oscarson

“For me, one of the greatest miracles of the Christmas story is the love which it reflects. First is the love which our Father in Heaven has for his children: ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ There is the love which the Savior has for each of us. ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ The love of God has been described as ‘the highest, noblest, strongest kind of love’ ‘and the most joyous to the soul.’ This spirit of love and concern seems to be especially strong during the Christmas season.”

Bonnie L. Oscarson  |  "Christmas is Christlike Love"

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“The spirit of Christmas makes us all more charitable, thoughtful and kind. We are taught in the scriptures that ‘every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.’ That feeling which compels even the most cantankerous soul to show brotherly kindness at Christmastime comes from God. How much more are those who are already seeking to become like the Savior filled with love and compassion at this season? The spirit of Christmas is Christlike love. The way to increase the Christmas spirit is to reach out generously to those around us and give of ourselves. The best gifts are not material things but gifts of listening, of showing kindness, of remembering, of visiting, of forgiving, of giving time.”

Bonnie L. Oscarson  |  "Christmas is Christlike Love"

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“When we see shepherds, may we remember to be humble. When we see wise men, may we remember to be generous. When we see the star, may we remember the Light of Christ, which gives life and light to all things. When we see a tiny baby, may we remember to love unconditionally, with tenderness and compassion.”

Bonnie L. Oscarson  |  "Christmas is Christlike Love"

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