Gaudete Sunday /ɡaʊˈdeɪteɪ/ (pronounced with three syllables: gow-day-tay) is the third Sunday of Advent
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.
Indeed, the Lord is near.
There have been many things that have taken place in the life of my family, the world, and in general for all society, that in many cases could be seen and are seen as tragic. In the silence and pain of all our suffering, one thing is True. Our Lord is with us, He knows our suffering and He is with us through it. He is King of all suffering as none can compare with His.. As my last post sated:
This morning I am filled with a peace that only our Lord can give and I am grateful. This wonderful peace today is born from knowing that no matter what may come, in Christ, nothing can take away the JOY of knowing He is Lord. “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
We know and understand, there is truly much more to come then the suffering we endure here in exile, in regards to His glory we will share with Him when He comes. “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”
Endure with Him. Stay in His light and remain with Him in all circumstances. It is He who brings low and raises high. Repent and anticipate His coming with joy!
Third Sunday of Advent USCCB