Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Invites Public To Light The World

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - by Phil Smartt

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites everyone around the world and in the greater Chattanooga area to light the world this Christmas.  At mormon.org, the Church has uploaded videos about how you can light the world, light your community, light your family, and light your faith in new ways each week this December. 

The Light of the World, Jesus Christ, spent much of His ministry “caring for individuals, one by one,” the Church states.  “We can follow His example by finding ways to share our time, love, and resources with those in need.” 

In week one, as we remember that Jesus’s love knew no bounds, we can discover “new ways to help someone in another part of the world.” Some ideas include visiting a giving machine or making a donation to help a global cause.  Or, collect supplies to help refugees from war-torn regions.  We could seek out a person from another culture, or post to social media using #LightTheWorld about someone who’s been an example of Christlike service.   

For week two, light your community.  Make the world a better place, the Church encourages, by starting in your own community. Some ideas for getting started include performing an anonymous act of service for a neighbor, volunteering at a homeless shelter, giving blood at a blood bank, or help clean a church building. 

During week three, “fill your home with light by serving those closest to you.”  Call your parents, learn about an ancestor, write a handwritten note to a family member, or put a picture of Jesus Christ in your child’s room.  

In week four, light your faith by attending a religious service, turn off your phone and reflect, memorize a scripture verse, or turn some of your #LightTheWorld ideas into New Year’s resolutions. 

Join us in participating in the 2,000-year-old promise of “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). 



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