Advent 3 - The Week of Joy

(December 15 to 21, 2013)

The words of Psalm 126 give us the picture of people caught and then made free, people empty and then made full.

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We turn inward to find that we are empty.

In our emptiness, the Divine Family comes to live with us. God with us, Emmanuel, fills our emptiness.

Emmanuel turns our emptiness into deep joy.


O Come, O Come Emmanuel (traditional 12th Century Latin hymn)

O come, Thou Wisdom, from on high,
and who ordered all things mightily;
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.
R: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel,
shall come to you o Israel!

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