This coming Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of Advent known as Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday of JOY! We are called to live in JOY as Christian disciples in this world. JOY brings light in the darkness, and hope to the hopeless. JOY comes not from having all of our problems magically disappear but precisely in knowing that the Lord will never abandon us on the journey of faith. He constantly guides us as our Good Shepherd. He is our JOY and our salvation!