12 …For on the eve of the winter solstice shall you celebrate for three days the
Winter Festival of Lights; which festival shall proclaim aloud the family of God above
that of mortal man.
13 For even your own family is in similitude of a far more greater family, which greater
family is found in Heaven, being in its every part wondrous and delightful; possessing
in its construct a home and hearth where even all are gathered to dwell in joyful
purpose before the Heavenly Mother and Heavenly Father; and of this far more greater
family are even you become a part.
14 Consider then the season, the cold and wintry months, for even therein do you find
a similitude of all your life upon the world of man; for in every life is there made
to come the hard and bitter day, filled with burdens of every kind; causing that
you should feel yourself as one despairing and filled with grief.
15 And even as in the wintry months, even so do you feel likewise a creeping coldness
within the heart, which coldness would make most dark and filled with gloom the life
which you now live; causing that there should well up within you a hurtful ache which
would make even your own spirit dull and filled with weariness.
16 How then shall you bring warmth and light and hope into the life which feels most
burdened and pressed on every side? By what means would you chase away the coldness
of depression, causing that such gloom as you might feel should prove itself diminished and
unworthy of further thought?