1st Week of Advent   Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. Giving thanks can be tricky during the holidays.   It’s hard to feel grateful when we are stressed or lonely or grieving someone we love.   But today’s responsorial psalm (Psalm 118:1) reminds us why we give thanks:   because God is good.   Because he came as a baby two thousand years ago.   Because he comes into our hearts every time we ask.   Because...