Walking in Faith
Post date: Dec 29, 2017 5:18:55 PM
31 December 2017 ( Feast of the Holy family )
The presentation of Jesus was one of the first outings Jesus, Mary and Joseph took as a family. Mary and Joseph were still adjusting to their new roles as mother and father, and they were still wondering about this baby they were holding in their hands. They were still puzzled by what the Angel Gabriel had told them: that their child would be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and he will occupy the throne of David and his reign will have no end. Now at the temple, they received a few more clues to the destiny of their child. Simeon told Mary that her child was destined for the rise and fall of many in Israel, and will face much opposition; and a sword will pierce her soul so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare. And the prophetess Anna further predicted that their child was the long awaited one who would deliver Jerusalem. We see that even the Holy Family were not given supernatural powers to see ahead, but had to feel their way and walk in faith.