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When the shepherds received good news of great joy, their immediate response was to share that with others. The shepherds are the pattern for what we need to do.
We light the Shepherd’s Candle, the brightly colored one, on the third Sunday of Advent. The shepherds are a model for receiving and sharing the Gospel.
We light the Bethlehem candle on the second Sunday of Advent and focus on the faith of Mary and Joseph. Bethlehem was small, unknown and out of the way. And that is exactly why Jesus was born there.