DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Prophet Simeon – Faith: The Holy Spirit revealed to Prophet Simeon that he would not die without first seeing the Messiah-Child. His wishes were fulfilled by God. Ponder on, “Recall The times when you sense the Holy Spirit’s promptings about something in your life, and how God ‘fulfilled’ them.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to Israel’s comforting and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord.
Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said: ‘Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace just as you promised; because my eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see; a light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people Israel.’