“DID YOU SEE MY FUTURE TOO?” (Lk 2:22-35): 29 December 2007 (Saturday)

“DID YOU SEE MY FUTURE TOO?”  (Lk 2:22-35):  29 December 2007 (Saturday)


In the gospel story today, Mary and Joseph take the child Jesus to the temple in accordance with Jewish law and consecrate him to the Lord.  But there in the temple the old man Simeon, taking the baby Jesus into his arm, blesses the Lord, for he has long waited for this day.  He sees the baby’s future and speaks of how the child is “destined for the rise and fall of many in Israel.”