Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
February 2, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,
he is able to help those who are being tested."
Today we celebrate the Feast of the presentation of Our Lord in the
Temple. I think today reminds us of the humanity of Jesus, in that while
one with God the Father, He grew up as a normal child, undergoing the
same rites of passage and social convention as other boys His age.
Very often we find it difficult to imagine Jesus undergoing the same
trials and tribulations as us. But we have to remember that He faced
temptation and evil unto death, so He is very close to us when we
undergo dark periods in our lives. He knows all too well our pain and
human weakness because despite being divine. He undertook our human form
in order that He could save us and show us how we could live our lives,
not slaves to ourselves and the world, but free in life and death to
love God and enjoy eternal joy and happiness.
On this special feast, let us remember that holiness is lived out in the
day-to-day boring details of our lives and that by bringing God with us
at all times we allow God to transform all our thoughts and actions for
the good of ourselves and all mankind.
Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of the faithful,
and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
- Cliodhna Doyle (email@example.com)
The Presentation of the Lord
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