My VIP for last week was Jesus Christ, and I decided to make it Him again. He is the most important person that has ever been born on earth. He is the center of all human history. He created the earth and then came to live among mortals. He taught a message of love, peace, and goodwill. He died to atone for the sins of all mankind. He was resurrected on the third day that all mankind may become immortal also.
We can put the Atonement of Jesus Christ into effect in our lives and prepare to live with Him again. He commanded, “Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:23).
President Gordon B. Hinckley counseled, “We need to read the scriptures more. We need to read the New Testament and renew our knowledge of the birth and life and ministry, the death and the resurrection of Jesus. Each is a part of the same picture. Had there been no resurrection there likely would not be any remembrance of the birth. They all go together in one great life: Jesus Christ, the most perfect man who ever walked the earth. We ought to get to know Him better. We would have more of the spirit of Christmas, more of an outreach to others, more concern for our neighbors, if we would do it” (“Learn of Christ through the Scriptures,” Stand A Little Taller, 356).
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