I wanted to share some of the ways my family has been participating in Light the World. We put together a special anonymous Christmas gift for a widow in our ward. I shared one of my favorite scripture verses in a group text (which prompted another to share theirs). We treated my mom and her husband to a delicious dinner at a favorite restaurant. We’ve prayed for others as a family. We participated in a food drive for our local food bank. We’ve shared our dinner with the young couple living in our basement. We’ve attended our church services. Today was the Christmas program (Christmas Sunday will be talks by each member of the bishopric) which featured a narrator reading the Christmas story from the scriptures, music by our choir, musical numbers, and several hymns the congregation sang along with the choir.
♥ I would love to hear ways you’ve been sharing your light with the world this Christmas season. ♥
Today is Worldwide Day of Service. This beautiful video might inspire you to make time to give of yourself today. Every act of kindness lights the world.
Let’s light the world together this Christmas.
There is so much darkness in our world today. Our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, showed us the way to live here on earth. Let’s follow His example of giving to others, from our hearts. There are simple ways we can help lift one another’s burdens, share our talents and bring smiles to those who are lonely or in need of spiritual, emotional or physical nourishment. Each time we give of ourselves, we add some of Christ’s light to our world.
For some simple ideas on how to light the world or to learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ, you can visit Mormon.org.
One of the many things I love about my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is how we hear from our living prophet and apostles throughout the year at special times. At the start of each Christmas season we receive uplifting messages by church leaders and beautiful music by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. I invite my readers, friends and their families to watch the First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional this Sunday, December 4th at 6:00pm (MST). It will be broadcast from the LDS.org home page and through other internet and TV options. Please visit this page for more details.
If you choose to participate in #Light the World or if you watch the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, I’d love to hear about it (be sure to leave a comment below).