If I’m being honest, I don’t always find it easy to be joyful at Christmastime. It’s by far my favorite holiday, and I revel in all of the coziness and holiness the season offers, but it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. Between grading, wrapping up the semester’s curriculum, writing final exams, organizing travel, and crossing off everyone on my shopping list, every second seems to be spoken for, and sometimes joy gets lost. Today’s responsorial psalm prompts us to “go rejoicing to the house of the Lord,” and it’s a reminder I know I consistently need during the month of December. There is work to be done, but we also need to fix our eyes on the bright hope that awaits us at the end of these four weeks. May we all “go rejoicing” through both the rush and the quiet of this Advent season.