Sometimes joy is hard to come by. In fact for some it’s down right impossible. Many people become depressed during this time of year over loved ones too far away or passed away. Or perhaps their finances are low and buying that special gift is more of a burden. With all that has been going on in our own lives and the life of our communities over the past few weeks, how do we get to the joy of this season? First we have to let go. We must let go of the past actions, the past losses and past choices. God is greater than the pain, the loss and the choices. Second we have to learn to seize every opportunity and third we must be ready and willing to say yes. Rejoice, always pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstance.