Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Dec 15, 2001
3rd Sunday in Advent, Year A; The world is looking for the kind of joy God has promised us in Christ, but it is a deeper joy than just saying, "Don’t worry, be happy!"
"The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the