The Word Among Us

Advent 2020 Issue

Rejoice and Praise

The Meaning of Gaudete Sunday

Rejoice and Praise: The Meaning of Gaudete Sunday

No one likes to wait—especially if you’re waiting for something good to happen. It feels as if the longer you wait, the slower time goes. You see this every year around the middle of December. Children are waiting to see what’s under the tree. Adults are looking forward to family gatherings and maybe a little time off from work. It’s all going to be happening soon—and yet not soon enough.

An Anointed Messenger. Well, we are halfway through Advent, and our “spiritual waiting” might make time seem to move...

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