Silence is needed in this holy time of Advent. "Silence re-creates us" (Mother Teresa) Here we are in the 3rd week of Advent. A time of great joy, the time is approaching, of our Lord's coming! What is in your heart right now, or 'Who" is in your heart right now, in this third week of Advent? Is Jesus? Wherever we go, there are beautiful decorations, Christmas Carols and delicious foods and there are also a plethora of material distractions trying to 'convince us' that we need to get them, either for ourselves or for others. What we really need to 'get' and to 'give' to others is not a 'what' but a WHO. We need to receive the Person of Jesus and give Him to every soul we come in contact with. Let us receive Him in Mass and carry Him tenderly, and give His Love lavishly to others. "Dear Jesus, help us spread your fragrance everywhere we go, penetrate and possess our whole being, that our lives may be, but radiance of yours" Amen.