Rejoicing When Our Hearts are Breaking

During the third week of Advent, we are called to rejoice because the Lord’s coming is imminent. The very name of the third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete, comes from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon for the day’s Mass, “Rejoice.” The prayer continues, quoting St. Paul, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice” (Phil 4:4). That little word, “always,” is not to be ignored.

This post examines the Biblical message that we are to rejoice at all times, even in the midst of great personal tragedy and offers words of support and hope for those times.

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