To hold my granddaughter and get to know her. My daughter and son-in-law had the help of doctors, nurses, extended family and a blurry-eyed grandfather to help usher this baby into the world. I am humbled at the stark contrast of another young couple and the birth of a child more than 2000 years ago.
Eighteen years ago, Brian Andre stood out back of the pretty new chapel on Altisima overlooking Oso Reservoir thinking, “What a waste.” This seems like a strange reaction to the blessing of a beautiful new church building in the growing city of Rancho Santa Margarita, but he was thinking only of the grounds behind the church, and at first, he was thinking only with the practical part of his brain.
As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.