Advent: Joy

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In the third week of advent, the theme is "Rejoice" or "Joy" . The spirit of joy  comes from the words of Paul, β€œThe Lord is near.”  This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is typically rose colored.  One moves through this week feeling a part of the waiting world that rejoices because our longing has prepared us to believe the reign of God is close and reminds us that Christmas is only a week away