By Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
​Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa is a fictional legendary figure of the Western Christian Culture who is said to bring joy to children on Christmas. Elder James E. Faust a former Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints included Santa Claus in his talk for a Christmas Devotional in 1988. Here’s what Elder James E. Faust has to say about the legendary Santa Claus.

No one can measure the effect of an unselfish act of kindness. By small, simple things great things do indeed come to pass. Of course, gifts given and gifts received make Christmas special. For many children, Christmas Eve is a very long night as they look forward with eager anticipation to the gifts Santa brings, which is why children love Santa Claus. Let me share what someone once said about Santa Claus: First of all, he’s a joyous individual. People are attracted to joyous individuals as filings are attracted to a magnet…. Next, Santa Claus is interested in making others happy. He increases the happy moments in the life of everyone he meets. He loves his work; he gets fun out of his job. He is childlike, simple, humble, sincere, and forgiving. Finally, he is a giver. His philosophy is to give himself away in service. He is a friend to everyone. He smiles. Perhaps you and I could attain greater happiness if we emulated Santa Claus a little more, for his way is the way of the Infant Jesus.

From December 6, 1988 First Presidency Christmas Devotional “The Man Who Would Be Santa.”
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