DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Religious Rituals: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was brought to the Temple in Jerusalem to be purified. He grew up imbibing the Jewish rituals and practices. But, when He proclaimed the Gospel, as the Messiah, His Teachings became the norm for Salvation. Ponder on the Sacraments of the Church bestowing on us divine graces.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Luke 2:22-24, 39-40
When the day came for them to be purified in keeping with the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord – observing what is written in the Law of the Lord: Every first-born male must be consecrated to the Lord – and also to offer in sacrifice, in accordance with what is prescribed in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.
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.