Traditionally, this Sunday was called in Latin: Gaudete , which means ‘a day for rejoicing’. Advent is half over, and the feast of Christmas is coming soon. We worship God who promises us joy without end. Joy will come to us if we set about actively trying to create it for others. If I go about my life demanding that others carry me rather than seeking to carry them; feeding off others rather than feeding them; demanding that others meet my needs rather than trying to meet theirs, joy will never find me no matter how hard I party or try to crank up good cheer.