12/16 – the Obscure Shepherds ( people)
( JOY separated from circumstance )
BACKGROUND :The third candle symbolizes joy and is called the “Shepherd’s Candle.” To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for humble, unimportant people like them, too.
Gaudette Sunday ( Latin for rejoice ) / Rose colored CANDLE = Joy
JOYFUL WEEK @Jacobs Well
Week in review
Role – watching sheep in fields
OUTSIDE the community / Obscureb ( hidden, undiscovered)
Invited INSIDE / included
Huge event via angels
ILLUS : VACATIONS
Travelers …. attitude would be?
MARY & JOSEPHS JOY
Their attitude at different points in the journey?
Ever reflect back – how did we get here? Attitude?
Joy IS found in :
The wonder of it all