Sunday Sermon and Rose Colored Glasses

15 Dec

One can be optimistic without looking at the world with rose-colored glasses, be happy and positive and if dark clouds emerge deal with them realistically..
~Senora Roy
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Today is the Third Sunday of Advent. It is also called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete from the Latin meaning rejoice, On Gaudete Sunday rose-coloured vestments may be worn instead of violet. Father Don wore rose today, and I wore black. He said it was time to gather, rejoice, and prepare for the Nativity. I was there to say thank you and ask for continued strength.
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Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete. Modestia vestra nota sit omnibus hominibus: Dominus enim prope est. Nihil solliciti sitis: sed in omni oratione petitiones vestræ innotescant apud Deum. Benedixisti Domine terram tuam: avertisti captivitatem Jacob.

This may be translated as

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your forbearance be known to all, for the Lord is near at hand; have no anxiety about anything, but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God. Lord, you have blessed your land; you have turned away the captivity of Jacob.

— Philippians 4:4–6; Psalm 85 (84):1
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This reminded me of going through life looking through rose colored glasses. I was guilty of that for a long time. Decades actually. But, sometimes, something or someone comes up and slaps those glasses right off your face, and your choices are, pick them up and place them back on your face or dust yourself off and see the world in the real light.

As the quote says, “One can be optimistic without looking at the world with rose-colored glasses, be happy and positive and if dark clouds emerge deal with them realistically.” Reality isn’t always rosy and perfect, but we can learn to handle the dark clouds and make the best it. It isn’t fast. It isn’t easy, but it’s possible. At least I hope so.

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One Response to “Sunday Sermon and Rose Colored Glasses”

  1. agriffith1 December 16, 2014 at 2:31 am #

    You are Soooo right! As always.

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