Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday!

   It is the the third Sunday of Advent, called “Gaudete” Sunday.  “Gaudete” means “Rejoice!”
All four readings are unspeakably wonderful!  Here are some snippets:
“Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Be glad and exult with all your heart!” (Zephaniah 3:14)
“God is indeed my savior; I am confident and unafraid,” (Isaiah 12)
“Have no anxiety at all, but . . . make your requests known to God,” (Philippians 4:4)
“He [Jesus] will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire,” (Luke 3:10)
     So many occasions to rise above our circumstances and rejoice in God!