A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 2 February

Presentation of the Lord

Malachi 3:1-4, Hebrews 2:14-18, Ps.24,
Luke 2:22-40

Trust in God

How bewildering must have been the events of Christ’s conception, birth and presentation for Joseph and Mary, a young couple having their first baby. Mary is recorded as having “pondered” and “wondered” about it all. Simeon’s words to her were hardly comforting. But although without full understanding, they continued to trust in God , expressed in Mary’s words of submission to the angel Gabriel. In our own times of confusion, of doubt, when we are tempted to say “What are you doing God?”, Joseph and Mary’s example is our inspiration.

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