The Presentation of the Lord, Feast – Monday, 02 February 2021
Malachi 3:1-4. Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10. Hebrews 2:14-18. Luke 2:22-40.
Waiting for That Day. In the simple act of bringing the eight-day old Jesus to the temple, Mary and Joseph (now, patron of the whole Church) follow the law. Both Simeon and Anna were long waiting for that day, the day of Christ the Lord coming in person. Simeon says: I can go now; my waiting is done. Anna gives thanks that redemption has come in Jesus. In blessing and lighting candles this day, we announce that God’s light, the Light of Christ, shines on us and in us.
- How am I seeing God’s salvation at work today?