Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Musings

The Christmas Season, as we celebrate it in our day, has come and gone for another year.  It is a season of joyous gratitude for the birth, the life, and the atonement of our Savior, all to often dulled by an extravagance of material pleasures and pursuits or perhaps by feelings of inadequacy or apology as we fail to measure up to the standard imposed by a material world which only very vaguely comprehends the meaning of the season.

Today, as I was reading in the works of Neal A. Maxwell, I came across these words which caused me to reflect a little more deeply on the role of the Savior in our lives and the responsibility each of us has to be a beacon of light to those around us, both to illuminate and also to warn.
"The same God that placed that star in a precise orbit millennia before it appeared over Bethlehem in celebration of the birth of the Babe  has given at least equal attention to placement of each of us in precise human orbits, so that we may, if we will,  illuminate the landscape of our individual lives, so that our light may not only lead others but warn them as well."
By Bart

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