Sunday, December 11, 2005


Today is Gaudete Sunday. The word "gaudete" is the imperative, second person plural form of the Latin word "gaudare," which means "rejoice." And so, translated, "Gaudete" means" "Rejoice, all of you!"

(Or "Rejoice, y'all!" depending on where you live.)

And, despite the frequent gripes that spatter this blog, you and I have much to rejoice about.

Jesus is coming!

And in so many ways, He's already here! First and foremost, of course, in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. He's present in Sacred Scripture, too, hard as it is for me to remember and I ask you to pray that I do each person we meet.

So rejoice! And expect nothing but the best!