The seventy two have just return from their mission trip and are filled with joy at discovering their own authority and power to minister in the name of Jesus. Jesus in turn is filled with joy and gives thanks to his Father for drawing these “mere children” into the life and mission of the Trinity. We too are called to bring joy to the heart of Jesus this Advent by ‘entering in’ to the revelation God wishes to pour out upon his children. We are not orphaned. We have a good and powerful Father who loves us, who gives us our identity and who calls us to work in his kingdom.