Presentation of Mary

We celebrate the presentation of Jesus as a newborn in January, but here we have the wonderful opportunity to reflect on His mother’s birth.

November 21st is the celebration of when Anne and Joachim’s presentation of their newborn daughter Mary to the Lord. She was created as the future Temple of the Lord.

What happened at this point? Well, we have no documentation – we barely know her parents’ names.

But that’s OK. Because this is really about our journey towards God’s love, not about specifics of history.

Mary showed us the example of how to be pure, and purely dedicated. She’ll give her full body, soul and will to God around 1BC.

Two thousand years later, am I prepared to do the same?

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