Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King! If we truly want to ‘come and adore’ our Savior and the precious gift He has given to us, then let us remember to live as He lived, and give as He gave.
“Of all times, it is Christmas when we must surely realize that there can be no true worship of Him who is the Christ without giving of ourselves. At this season let us, each one, reach out a little more generously in the spirit of the Christ. It is not enough to give toys and baubles. It is not enough to give alms to those in need. That is important, yes. But it is also important that we give of ourselves with our alms. May the real meaning of Christmas distill into our hearts, that we may realize that our lives, given us by God our Father, are really not our own, but are to be used in the service of others.”
–Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Gift of Self“, Tambuli, Dec 1986, 2