Sunday Gaudete (Rejoice), the third Sunday in Advent of 2012, our nation and many hearts all over the world grieved in memory of the little children and their educators who had died in one of our towns just two days earlier. I was visiting in Seattle. As we approached St. James Cathedral on Sunday morning we were greeted and embraced by all the bells that are able to ring in the Cathedral’s bell tower. All we wanted to do was stand there and listen, and listen some more…. What meditation and prayer had not been able to achieve, the sound of the chorus of bells did. Peace came over me and ever since, when the tears in my heart dwell, I recapture this moment of acoustic beauty and blessing, having been embraced and consoled by a very special sanctified and grace-filled space in the world.