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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. He came in the Spirit into the temple, took the child Jesus into his arm and blessed God. …for my eyes have seen your salvation” (cf. Lk 2:25, 27-28, 31).

Simeon, a devout man, was led by the Holy Spirit to come in right place at right time to meet and to see the Redeemer of the world. We, consecrated to God by our baptism or, deeper, with the religious vows, want to ask for the Holy Spirit to live in the constant presence of God. We want, also, to ask for the grace to see and do God’s will so we can become persons God wants us to be.


Dear Jesus, fill us with Your Spirit of prayer, so that our faith and love for You will grow. Fill us with Your Spirit of prayer, so that Your light and wisdom will lead us everywhere and always, and accompany us in Your peace. Help us to see as You see, love as You love and understand as You understand. May Your Spirit fill us so that we may be able to speak Your word, to bear our crosses as You did, to fulfill Your mission and to remain in Your love.

Simeon took Jesus into his arms, praised God, blessed His parents, and foretold His suffering. We can do the same every day with God’s grace, embrace Jesus when we receive Him in Holy Eucharist and praise God for the graces we receive. We can bless every moment of our life and all people. By prayer, work and silent suffering we can bring God’s peace to the world.
Besides Simeon, Anna, a prophetess, was also in the temple. She never left the temple, but worshiped day and night. She was advanced in years. We are young or elderly, but our hearts are still young with desire for happiness, for love, for Jesus… He called us into His service recently or many years ago. We were young, full of strength, enthusiasm, and zeal. Maybe now, our strength is weak and difficulties mist our enthusiasm. However, we are still called to be in the service of our Redeemer. Either we young or elderly, like Anna, can worship God, give Him thanks, and speak about our Redeemer, by our words and lives.

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