On the Fourth Sunday, the Gospel reading is about the events involving Mary and Joseph that led directly to the birth of Jesus, while the other readings are related to these.
On this last Sunday, all our candles are lit.
The Old Testament uses a rich vocabulary to express the love of God, as a concept that appears in many instances. The Lord expresses his love through the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah and says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness" (Jeremiah 31:2)
Know today that the Lord will come: you will see his glory in the morning.
The Fourth Sunday of Advent symbolizes Love. All four candles will be lit on our Advent wreath, and we will have a full circle of light. The Lord brings the light of Love to his people by sending His only Son to earth for our salvation.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." (John 3:16-17) May the Love of Christ be with you and your family always.