Ordinary Time, 5th Sunday (A)

I just took my Christmas tree down. I managed to make it last all the way to February 2nd. The Feast of the Presentation commemorates the moment when Mary and Joseph presented the Christ child in the temple. Only Simeon and Anna could see the profound meaning behind this ordinary moment. They see with the eyes of faith and they shine with hearts full of love.

We, too, are called to see with the eyes of faith and to shine with the Light of Christ. We may not feel very bright, but our "Yes" can help others to see more clearly and to shine more brightly.

(5 Feb 2023)

Going Deeper: Reflect on someone you know who sees with faith and shines with love. Consider ways that you can "catch the fire" by being a little more like them.

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