The messages and images we placed around the Narthex and in the Worship areas these past three weeks, are intended to catch your attention during this busy season. I hope you have taken the time to be still and listen to the sounds of the season while you have been preparing to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Earlier this week, Pope Francis spoke of letting go of the bitterness and negativity that sometimes prevent people from experiencing the joy God intends all of us to feel in our hearts. The Holy Father said this as part of his homily on December 11, which he focused on Isaiah 35:1—10. A scripture that speaks to the glory of the Lord, who will come with vindication and divine recompense, to save us.
I am almost certain many of us know someone who is troubled and feeling low and may rather be left alone to sulk undisturbed. Nevertheless, we are called to "strengthen the hands of the feeble and make firm the knees that are week". So, on this third Sunday of Advent, I encourage you to think of at least one person who you know might need some cheering up and go bring some joy to their heart.