Scripture Reflections for the Third Sunday of Advent

Year C, Lectionary 9

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AdventAnxietyBaptismCharityChoiceComingCommandmentCommunionCompassionConversionDiscipleDoubtEucharistEvilFocusFollowGiftGratefulGuadalupeHistoryHoly SpiritJohn-the-BaptistJoyJusticeKingdomMercyMoralityMother-TeresaPovertyPrayerPrepareProphecyRepentResurrectionSalvationStruggleThanksgivingWorks

Zephaniah 3:14-18a
Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6
Luke 3:10-18
"John the Baptist and the Corporal Works of Mercy" | Brant Pitre |

“A hanful of people like Mother Teresa herself received the call to serve God in far away places but for most of us the call is to serve God in the here and now”

"What must we do?" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |
Fr. Addisalem Mekonnen |
Overall Readings

“we as Christians have a sacred right to happiness but acknowledging the proper source of this happiness is the most important thing and key to accessing it”

"Third Sunday of Advent" | Elyse Galloway |
Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |
Br. Ernest J. Miller, F.S.C. |

“No matter how poor you are there is something extra that you have that can benefit someone else”

"Homily for 3rd Sunday (Gaudete Sunday)" | Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“Joy is a gift from God. It's a spiritual gift that comes from the Lord reminding us that we are God's children.”

"Open Wide Our Hearts Part 3 (Joy)" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |
Carmen Nanko-Fernández |