A WORD FOR TODAY
Today we celebrate the feast of the presentation of the child Jesus in the temple according to the law of the Lord.
The parents of Jesus came to the temple to present Jesus to the Lord, because they were responsible people who knew what the law of the Lord says and they obey it. We must obey God's law if we intend to be happy and successful in this life.
The significance of Jesus' presentation is that He was totally dedicated to God, therefore, no other power or deity can claim ownership of Him.
By virtue of our baptism we have been offered and dedicated to God and we must strive everyday to live our lives as people who belong to God. We should not let anyother power or force claim ownership of our lives. we belong to God alone and that is a truth that should never be put in doubt by our way of living.
Simeon saw in Jesus the light to the nations and the glory of Israel and his soul was filled with Joy. The same with the widow, Anna who was in the temple at the time of the presentation. We must learn from Jesus to live our lives well here on earth so that people will see God in us and through us come to know who He is.
Good morning dearest one. SmileðŸ˜Šas you you do your work and do have a blessed day. may Jesus give you the grace to live up to your baptismal commitment and to use your life to serve Him all your days on earth. Amen. And May the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
*Meditation:* Malachi 3:1-4/Psalm 24:7-10/ Hebrews 2:14-18/Luke 2:22-40
*Watch-Word:* And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon Him.
We have been offered to God by birth, there is no need for us to sell ourselves to other gods who cannot help us.