Luke 3:7-18, Philippians 4:4-7
Finding a Path to Joy!

What John the Baptist sounds like on the surface does not square with the results of his ministry.  He was not a crank, but a profoundly important prophet who highlighted our ability to change.  At the same time, the other readings on Advent 3 highlight the possibility of Joy.  Reconciling these two emphases, Fr. Allen uses the 12-step model as "a path to Joy."