The season of Advent is punctuated with one Sunday of Joy symbolized by the pink candle on our Advent wreath and the Rejoice banner hanging behind it. This moment of joy introduces something paradoxical into our Advent preparation: Joy in the Midst of Sorrow.
Today we focus on the strange and unfamiliar prophet, Zephaniah. He is our Voice at the Edge and his vision at the end of his book introduces us to a peculiar kind of joy: Advent Joy. This voice and vision invites us to experience the paradox of Advent joy as we prepare for our Lord's coming.