Welcome to Solas Bhríde and to our reflection on Advent.
Our theme for the third Sunday is: Journeying with the Light of Joy.
We light the third candle, a rose coloured candle – a symbol of joy.
Joy is a state of being, it is unlike happiness which may come and go.
Gift yourself this Advent with making time to receive the gift of joy in the awareness of God’s continuous presence within you.
As the psalmist says: In your presence is fullness of joy. Ps 16
We rejoice with Mary as we say: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord My spirit rejoices in God my saviour!
God of Joy, come! Enter into this Advent season with a grace of joy and laughter. Fill faces with smiles of delight and voices with sounds of pleasure. Let this gift come from deep within. Replenish all with the joyful blessings that only your peace can bring. Joyce Rupp