Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart... (Heb 4:12).
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) Gaudete Sunday December 17, 2017
A WITNESS OF DEEP JOY
Definitely the message of the First Reading evokes joy and rejoicing. The spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, etc.
The Second Reading exhorts Christians to rejoice at the coming of Jesus.
The Gospel Reading does not explicitly talk about joy but anyone who hears of the message of John will naturally rejoice
• Parol Makers are so creative • OFW remittances are coming in • Millions of pesos allocated to have kindergarten in public schools • Take note of the increase of electric bills this December • Honest taxi drivers during rush hour • Patience during Christmas Rush traffic • Joy in preparing a Christmas list • Filipino-made gifts (HM) .