DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
God’s Providence: In today’s Gospel, Mary and Joseph, being Jewish followed the ritual of Consecrating their child to the Lord in the Temple. Ponder on, “Our faith, hope and love for God, presumes that we value the Traditions of the Church that is handed down to us, especially the Sacraments.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Luke 2:22-24, 39-40
When the day came for them to be purified as laid down by the Law of Moses, the parents of Jesus took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord – observing what stands 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 said in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtle-doves 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. Meanwhile the child grew to maturity, he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.