Make a straight way!
I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, make straight the way of the Lord! John 1:23
Happy Gaudete Sunday! We celebrate Advent Joy today, yet we celebrate it in a time of much suffering and pain. The Pandemic of 2020 has taken a great toll on us. We need to have this joy that today offers.
St. John the Baptist had an internal Joy that situations could not conquer. This Joy was found in doing God’s Will in his life. This Joy awaited the coming of Jesus and he wanted to share that Joy with others. He encouraged people two thousand years ago to clear up their lives that they could be ready for Jesus. St. John does the same for us today!
Yes, we may be sad with the present situations in our lives and in the world, but St. John calls us not to stay in that sadness. Rather to turn it over to Jesus who will help us have the internal Joy that St. John had.
Happy Third Sunday of Advent!