Sunday, February 2, 2020

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

24th World Day for Consecrated Life

Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 7:44-48
Mass: Malachi 3:1-4; Resp Ps 24; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40

Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you.

As we celebrate the Presentation of the Lord, may we join the righteous and devout Simeon, take Jesus into our arms and bless God (Lk 2:28). May we renew a sense of awe and wonder and be amazed with Mary and Joseph about what was said about Jesus (Lk 2:33). And with faithful and prayerful Anna, give thanks to God and speak about Jesus (Lk 2:38), in word and most especially in deed.

The glory of the living God is made manifest to the eyes of faith and hope in the frail flesh of a child. In baptism we have been made the temple of the living God. Let us welcome the Lord of glory in whatever guise he come to us in, receiving him in joyful prayer, in purity of heart, and in charity toward all.
(Magnificat, Prayer for the Morning, February 2, 2020)

The Gospel for Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, shows us the amazement of Mary, Joseph, Simeon, and Anna at was happening before their eyes. The ability to be amazed makes our encounter with the Lord fruitful.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, February 2, 2020)

Today we celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life. Let us pray for consecrated men and women who dedicate themselves to God and to their brothers and sisters through their daily service: may they be ever faithful witnesses of Christ's love.
(Pope Francis, Twitter, February 2, 2020)


Today's photo: Fresh lemon marmalade made with Meyer lemons, straight from the tree in my cousin's backyard. From your tree straight to our table! God is praised!

© Gertrude Feick 2020

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