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My Wish This Christmas

Demas is a professional author and freelancer. He published and edited two newspapers. Writing, for him, is just a way of sharing.

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It will soon be December 25, 2020 and another Christmas Day.

We will be celebrating Christ’s birth and the start of his mortal mission by pausing to remember what he commanded and what he taught by word and deed, and how much he accomplished for all mankind.

This year Christmas Day comes on the last Friday of December, and the day before Kwanzaa. Perhaps that is as it should be, somehow serving to remind us that being a Christian is more than just going to church services on Sundays.

At our weekly Sacrament Services we renew our covenant to "always remember" Christ and to "keep his commandments," that we may have his spirit to be with us as we go through the week ahead of us. How much better might we celebrate his birth and life, his teachings and his example?

Christmas isn’t about giving gifts to each other, it is about Christ giving himself as a gift to us, and our commitments to give our lives for him in service to each other and all those who need us.

Our wish this Christmas is that the new year, so soon ahead of us, may be a year in which we each find those opportunities for service, and find in their accomplishment the keys to eternal life and happiness in this life.

Greetings of this special season from Lindon, Utah, USA December 9, 2020


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Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 29, 2013:

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Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 29, 2013:

Several Hubs on mom and photos also.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

Wow I would say so! Have your written about your mom? I would sure like to read it if so. Nothing as good as mother stories! 105 wow. You sound like the perfect son too I will say.

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 28, 2013:

It was a fine Christmas of a Christmas Eve with my daughter's family (including 5 of my 17 grandchildren) and a Christmas Day visit by phone with my 105 year old mom which we both enjoyed fully. As for 2014, it has great prospects of being an exceptional year for writing and publishing, as well as the times I spend as a Senior Companion and as a hospice volunteer. That latter gives back more than I give.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 28, 2013:

Hope your Christmas was blessed and here's wishing you a happy new year! ^

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 20, 2013:

We might each ask: "What can I give Christ for a gift this coming week, the rest of this month, this coming year?" It should be an acceptable gift, something he can use my hands, my smile, my heart to give once I offer it to Him. There are many things I can give. More importantly, what will I actually give? Surely not just something I can "spare" and never miss. Money? Perhaps. Time? Doing what, that would be of worth to one who gave himself for me? The gift of value, it seems to me, would be a gift of what Christ would give, if He were the giver.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on December 20, 2013:

This was said so beautifully. It really is so much nicer to give of one's heart, and that was very heartfelt.

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 11, 2013:

Thanks annart. Thanks also for the good wishes which you and I wish for all Hubbers and the HubPages staff and followers.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 10, 2013:

You're absolutely right of course. Christmas is far too commercial, too materialistic, these days and becoming more so each year. We start getting it thrown at us in the shops in September. Children are bombarded by adverts on tv and online and everywhere. They think presents are the be-all and end-all and that they must be expensive and big. At least, many do.

I know some parents teach their children that it's kindness and peace and goodwill that are the really important things, along with the true meaning of Christmas, celebrating Christ's birth. Trouble is, we need reminding all the time and that shouldn't be necessary.

I hope you have a happy Christmas and that your new year is a bright one.

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