The Presentation of the Lord: Thursday 2nd February, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Humility – Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus, Mary and Joseph” obeyed the “Laws of Moses” as Jews.  Ponder on, “ ‘True humility’ is obeying God’s Truth that is practiced in the Traditions and Teachings of the Church.  When we ‘oppose and fight’ these ‘Truths’ very often, this is due to our pride that justifies our self-centred attitudes and behaviour.

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.