In today’s gospel Jesus says: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have not come to abolish but to fulfill.” And the fulfillment of all God’s laws and all the words of the prophets can be summed up with one word – LOVE.
From Father Tom
Sometimes after I finish a good, hard workout, I can’t wait to dig into something to eat, something with more salt than usual, as my body is craving that which it lost in the workout. Wouldn’t it be nice if we would crave the Word of God, the Bread of Life, the Life of the Spirit in the same way.
Forty days ago we celebrated the birth of Jesus, Savior of the World. Today we recall the day he was presented in the temple, when Simeon took Jesus in his arms and declared Him to be “a light for the revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of the people of Israel.” Like all prophets, Simeon saw beyond the surface.