Christmas Octave 6th Day: Monday 30th December, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Holiness – Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Anna, the prophetess, and the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph showed great holiness in their lives.  God’s Will was their primary love, joy and challenge.  Let us pray for the wisdom to grow in the “holiness” of our love for God regardless of the challenges of our lives.

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 2:36-40

There was a prophetess, too, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well on in years. Her days of girlhood over, she had been married for seven years before becoming a widow. She was now eighty-four years old and never left the Temple, serving God night and day with fasting and prayer. She came up just at that moment and began to praise God; and she spoke of the child to all who looked forward to the deliverance of Jerusalem.

When they had done everything the Law of the Lord required, they went back to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. And as the child grew to maturity, he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.