02nd February 2024
Recognizing the Lord
  • Malachi 3:1-4
  • Psalm 24:7-10
  • Luke 2:22-40

Jesus was presented in the Temple according to the Mosaic Law. The first reading spoke of the Lord’s entrance into the Temple – “who could endure the day of his coming”? Jesus came to this world to set us free from our slavery to sin. Often we are slaves or sinners of our thoughts and emotions. We are slaves or sinners of the ‘wants’ of this world. We are not satisfied with the fulfilment of our needs but crave for wants. Jesus completed his mission and offered himself as the ransom to God while also being the High Priest who offered the sacrifice. This highest sacrifice was offered once and for ever. “Now that the children share in blood and flesh”; those of us who share this highest sacrifice (Eucharist) become one with Christ Jesus. As God’s children we are to follow him. Something we need to be open to is that the Lord Jesus would encounter us in different forms like he entered the Temple as an infant. The good news is that when we remain in the Spirit we would recognize him.

PRAYER: Abba Father, grant me the grace to remain in the Spirit. Amen.

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