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Christmas Pain, Christmas Joy: Healing Story from Elder Holland

Four years ago, the week before Christmas, my mother-in-law suffered a heart attack. While this was not unanticipated, it was a hard thing to have happen at Christmas. She seemed to respond to us at first, but as time passed we could no longer reach her, and machines sustained her life, feeding her and breathing for her.

One Sunday night I went alone to visit her in the hospital. I found our bishop already there. He had come alone also, after finishing tithing settlement, and he was reading to her from Elder Holland’s book Shepherds, Why This Jubilee?.

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