This third week of Advent, we reflect upon JOY. As we experience the sadness and grief of challenging times, joy is also present in our hearts. The baby whose birth we celebrate at Christmas is the same Jesus Christ who died for our salvation on the Cross. The same risen Christ who walks with us today.
During challenging times, how can we remember and hold onto the joy of the incarnation and our salvation? May this faithful joy help us endure our sorrows, and give us courage to show compassion and mercy to others.