With Christmas just around the corner, busy families have more than enough to worry about. For most people, Christmas means concerts to attend, gifts to wrap, parties to attend and food to eat.
But the most meaningful and memorable Christmases are usually those when we forget about ourselves and reach out to those most in need. That’s certainly the case for LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, who has spent his life in service to others.
On that topic, he once said, “In looking back over the years, it is obvious that the Christmases I remember best, the Christmases which touched my heart the most, are Christmases filled with love and giving and the Spirit of the Savior. I believe that such would be true for all of us as we reminisce concerning our best-remembered Christmases.”
One such Christmas story is related in President Monson’s biography, “To the Rescue” by Heidi Swinton, where President Monson creates a wonderful Christmas for an immigrant family.