Christmas day has come and gone.  Its nearly half past 10 at night and I am tired.  The day has been full of gifts and food and friends and family.  And now I sit here at the conclusion of the day struggling to find a fitting conclusion to these posts.

The gifts of Christ’s birth, life, teachings and atonement are worthy of celebration.  And all the more because these gifts can have a real tangible and eternal effect upon us.  You may ask how as the apostle Thomas did:

Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14: 5-6

Christ also said: “if any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” (John 7:17). And “this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)

The way, therefore, is to do as Christ would do so that we may know him and love him.  King Benjamin (A Book of Mormon prophet) taught:

For how knoweth a man the master whom he has not served, and who is a stranger unto him, and is far from the thoughts and intents of his heart?
Mosiah 5:13

This year may the thoughts and intents of our hearts be one with our master.

My advent posts:

  1. Loving yourself
  2. Happy wife, happy life
  3. Don’t look back
  4. Easy yokes and light burdens
  5. Exercising Devils
  6. A parable
  7. As a little child
  8. False prophets
  9. Love one another
  10. Let your light shine but not too brightly
  11. Lillies and sparrows
  12. Ask knock seek
  13. The prepared heart
  14. Peace on earth good will to men
  15. The love of riches
  16. Leaven of the pharisees
  17. Love your enemies
  18. On serving and being served
  19. Master or slave
  20. Another way
  21. Repent
  22. Fear
  23. Baptism
  24. Children of God