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FAITH BOOK

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (B) Dec. 31,2017

Gen. 15: 1-6; 21:1-3 Psalm 105 Hebrews 11: 8, 11-12, 17-19 Luke 2: 22-40

By Jude Siciliano, OP

 

Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

 

From today’s Gospel reading:

 

There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.... This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

There was a prophetess, Anna.... She never left the temple but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer

 

Reflection:

 

Simeon and Anna were vigilant in prayer and watching – waiting for God to enter their lives. They were wide awake and receptive to something new and unexpected. God is there in surprising ways for those with open minds and hearts. Like Simeon and Anna, those who have put their hope in God will recognize the messiah when at last he does come.

 

So, we ask ourselves:

 

  • For what revelation from God am I waiting?

  • Where and how am I waiting?

  • What will be the sign that will tell me God has visited me in my waiting?

 

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