Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Phillipians 4:4
What do I have to be joyful about today? How can I bring joy to others?
The third Sunday of Advent is called “Guadete” Sunday because we take a break from the quiet longing of Advent to rejoice. The waiting is almost over! In a world preoccupied with pain and suffering, we sometimes forget that we are called to be joyful witnesses to the presence of God-with-us. The difficulty is not in finding joy, the difficulty is being attentive to it and then sharing that joy with others. A gift in itself is a person who can help us see and feel the small joys midst the mundane.