Our lesson from 1 Thessalonians this Gaudete Sunday gives us practical instruction in how to pass the time joyfully while we the coming of our Lord and King.
Sometimes, you have to go with the trajectory of the lectionary, not the literal lessons. Galatians 4 was just too meaty to miss. May we all find spiritual freedom as children of God, as our spirits cry, “Abba! Father!” through faith in Christ.