Finding Joy Now and Year-Round

Friday, December 2, 2011



For me, Advent is synonymous with "joy."

I find joy in the anticipation and preparations;
Joy in the music, lights and decorations.
Joy in the plans to be with family and friends
Joy in the giving to others in need;
Joy in selecting a gift that will bring delight to another.

All this joy comes to me and to you because our God loves us;
loves us so much that He sent his Son, Jesus, to be one with us,
one of us, one for us. It is an Advent joy and a year-round joy.

-- Sister Mary Kabat