Presentation of the Lord

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Today is such a powerful celebration. Really, the final event in the story of Christmas. Infants were to be consecrated to God forty days after their birth, so here we are. 40 days, February 2nd.

One of the most beautiful parts of today’s readings are what we call the Canticle of Simeon:

Lord, now you let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people: a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel.

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Glory and praise

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The kings of the earth shall bow before Him. All the nations shall sing His praises.

I’m not sure I see that happening. But I imagine that it’s because I don’t see things in God’s timeline or through His eyes.

All I can do is to get the ball rolling on my end. By praising Him every day of my life.

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Intentions

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I found out yesterday that a colleague is dying, with only weeks to live. That sort of news really gets you thinking about this gift of life that God has given us, and what lies beyond.

It brings up emotions that are hard to describe.

I dedicated this morning’s Rosary to him. In gratitude, in hope, in support. Because I won’t be able to see him again, I’m relying on my supernatural support system to help him get what he needs.

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