last night i attended the annual christmas devotional at the conference center. this is one of my favorite traditions my family has. the devotional has a great way of refocusing our thoughts to the real meaning of christmas. in his talk, president uchtdorf relayed this message originally from elder wirthlin's talk the great commandment. i thought it appropriate 1} because of his recent passing and 2} because j'adore quotes on love:
"love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of the pathway of discipleship. it comforts, counsels, cures, and consoles. it leads us through valleys of darkness and through the veil of death. in the end love leads us to the glory and grandeur of eternal life. . . true love lasts forever. it is eternally patient and forgiving. it believes, hopes, and endures all things. that is the love our heavenly father bears for us."
remember this as you celebrate this holiday season.