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.
On this Christ the King Sunday, the lectionary appoints Psalm 95 in order to give us an eternal perspective of unfettered joy, devotion to God, humble dependence on the Lord, and grace-filled appreciation of God’s people.
In our lectionary readings, Isaiah opens our eyes once again how the promises of God’s salvation not only enlighten us spiritually, but bring us joy as we hope for the future.
As we start Advent, Psalm 122 is placed within our readings, to encourage to gather, to do so joyfully, and to seek the good of those in God’s household both in prayer and action. May we ready our hearts for our Coming King!
On this traditional “break” Sunday in the midst of our Lenten fasts, we have much to rejoice over. Read this lessons here and then join the celebration.