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Sunday 02 February 2020: The Presentation of the Lord

Jesus, the light of revelation to all nations.My eyes have seen your saving power

...The meeting with Simeon and Anna introduced the dimension of prophecy; Simeon gave God thanks and praise – echoing the phrases used by the prophets of old he declared what they foretold was being fulfilled: "a light to enlighten the pagans, and the glory of your people."

It is Mary that is at the centre of Luke's Infancy Narrative. He closes the scene with the mysterious prophecy of Simeon pointing to Mary's place in this work of God. Christian history was to bring a remarkable fulfilment of Simeon's words to the humble mother of Jesus.

Extract by John Thornhill sm - read more at The Emmaus Series