We begin the Advent season. Jesus tells us to WATCH; BE ALERT; BE ATTENTIVE - HE IS WITH US. In the short Gospel this Sunday he reminds us to WATCH three times.
Third Sunday of Advent - (this is abstracted from Jimmy Atkins blog = Catholic Answers)
The color violet or purple is used in Advent.
In many places, there is a notable exception for the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday: Gaudete is the Latin word for “Rejoice,”
which is the first word of the introit of the Mass for this day.
The color rose may be used, where it is the practice, on Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent)
[quote=Angie]My pastor posted this blog today: https://frwayneball.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-two-commands.html[/quote]
This is good. Thanks for sharing.
"Wake up and look! And if we look we will see Emmanuel, God with us."
Today we celebrate Mary. She said Yes to the Lord. Gabriel said that the Lord IS with you. He would always be with her. Elizabeth in her old age had conceived a child and she was in her sixth month. Mary went to be with her. Last spring my husband I were in Israel and we visited a number of these places. When we were at the place where Elizabeth lived, I could visualize the hill Mary traveled down to arrive at her cousin's home. Travel was not easy.
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy healthy 2021.