The angels come to the shepherds and announce news of a birth that causes joy. Consider with us the reasons for that joy.
Third Sunday of Advent. The invasion of grace proclaimed by the angels at Jesus’ birth must be seen with a divine perspective. When we believe, then our eyes are opened to see.
“Joy” I remember waking up in high school feeling overwhelming joy with the Lord! These days, I say “good morning” to him with a cringe, a painful awareness of my sin and the feeling that I fall so short in every measure. Where has my joy gone? How do I get it back?
From Philippians 3:7-14. Picture this: A stooped old man wasting away in a prison with a glowing smile on his face. He is writing a letter that will later be known around the world as “The Letter of Joy.” Why is he so joyful? Let’s learn the secret of his joyful perspective.