Sunday, December 13, 2009

JOY Third Sunday in Advent

Today is the third Sunday in the season of Advent. In Latin it is called Gaudete which is translated as JOY! Even the traditional advent candle is pink rather than purple to give us a lighter more joyous feeling.
Joy is a little different than the other themes of Advent it is not a thing like Peace of Love it is a sense of being that is in us. We can not purchase it or give it  away. Without Joy in our life our faith becomes empty and meaningless. We need it but we don’t seek joy nor can we work for joy. This third Sunday in Advent reminds us to rejoice that God in Christ is planting Joy in our  hearts as a gift.
Our Joy is the presence of God in our lives and it has been with us all along.Happy Yes

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