"For a few moments, may we set aside the catalogs of Christmas,

with their gifts of exotic description. Let's even turn from the flowers

for Mother, the special tie for Father, the cute doll, the train that whistles,

the long-awaited bicycle—even the books and videos—and direct our

thoughts to God-given gifts that endure."






President Thomas S. Monson  (Ensign, Dec. 2006, p. 4–10)