Day 3 of the 12 Days of CHRISTmas
“Krista, it’s time to get up.”
I would lie in bed wishing I could fall back asleep as the care tech left the room to wake up the next person.
Grudgingly, I would then change into my hospital gown and head into the hallway to get my vitals taken. The whole time contemplating if getting up would be worth it today.
But, no matter how exhausted, depressed, or overwhelmed I was, there was one thing that always motivated me to get up and face the day.
Being locked in a treatment center, forced me to face my darkest shame was miserable! But, what got me through was all the amazing other people there. A bond forms as we want the best for each other. This didn’t happen because we were forced to eat together, share sinks, or spend every waking moment with each other day after day. No, that is what made us sick of each other!
It was because we truly loved each other.
Section three of “The Living Christ” explains:
Though sinless, He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38), yet was despised for it. His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. He entreated all to follow His example. He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead. He taught the truths of eternity, the reality of our premortal existence, the purpose of our life on earth, and the potential for the sons and daughters of God in the life to come.
Whether we knew it or not, we showed our love for each other by following Christ’s example.
We cried together. Jesus wept. (John 11:35)
We listened to each other. The Lord hath heard the prayers of his people. (Mosiah 27:14)
We believed in each other. The Lord our God did visit us with assurances that he would deliver us. (Alma 58:10–11)
And, we cared for each other. Yea, they spit upon him, and he suffereth it, because of his loving kindness and his long-suffering towards the children of men. (1 Nephi 19:9)
Christ is the light of the world because everything he did for us was out of love. As we continue to follow his example, we will find more unlimited love and deeper connections. That’s what has helped me through some of my darkest moments. And that’s what gives my life purpose.
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