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Christmas Devotional

“Christmas is a time to ... de-emphasize differences among people,” President Dallin H. Oaks said.

The First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional ushered in the Christmas season in downtown Salt Lake City, featuring messages of peace and hope.

Messages given by President Dallin H. Oaks, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Elder José A. Teixeira and President Bonnie H. Cordon.

“Christmas is a time to eliminate arrogance and provocation, to subdue criticism, to practice patience, and to de-emphasize differences among people,” President Oaks said.

Stories surrounding the Savior’s birth teach powerful lessons, said Elder Neil L. Andersen.

“Re-centering our focus on Christ during Christmas will provide us a more significant measure of His love in our lives, and a greater capacity to love and serve others,” Elder Teixeira said.

“Jesus Christ was and is our first and forever gift of Christmas,” President Cordon testified during First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional.

Ticket requests to attend in person become available Nov. 7, with a maximum allowance of 6 tickets.