Reasons to Rejoice


December 13, 2020 – Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday

Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121320.cfm)


A friend once shared to me how he found it difficult to enjoy life and to live life truly. He found it hard not to give in to despair and sadness. The deaths in his family, the broken relationship he recently have, the financial crisis and the depressive environment because of the anxiety and fear brought by the pandemic have caused so much stress. He might just give up if these will continue. Indeed, he found it very difficult to find reasons to be joyful. Listening to my friend, it challenged me also to dwell deeper on this essential aspect of life, to find reason to rejoice. There must be more than what I believe, reasons to rejoice and be thankful for.

This is the invitation today as we celebrate Gaudete…

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