Third Sunday of Advent
The Light of Joy
“Joy cannot be held at heel: it must be let go. Joy is a pilgrim virtue. It is a gift that walks, walks on the path of life, that walks with Jesus: preaching, proclaiming Jesus, proclaiming joy, lengthens and widens that path.”
Father Alfredo Ocampo, CP, shares his reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent.
Prayer of Joy
Christmas is almost here! Fill us with the joy of this season!
Fill us with the joy Mary and Elizabeth felt when they reunited after Mary was told that Elizabeth, long considered barren, was with child.
“Lord, Elizabeth declared to Mary, ‘Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you would be fulfilled.'”
Help us believe that Your promises to us have been fulfilled in Jesus.
May we rejoice in Him. Amen.
Call to Action:
The third week of Advent is one of Joy. “Joy is the true gift of Christmas…We can communicate this joy simply: with a smile, a kind gesture, a little help, forgiveness.” –Pope Benedict XV