Christmas Octave – 6th Day: Saturday 30th December, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Prophetess Anna – Faith:  In today’s Gospel, Anna the prophetess who served the Temple of Jerusalem; night and day, and with fasting and prayers, was specially blessed by God to see the Infant Messiah; and praised God.  Ponder on, “When our hearts and lives love and serve God and His Will with deep dedication, God will never fail to reward us personally.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 2:36-40

There was a prophetess, 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. Meanwhile the child grew to maturity and he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.