4th Week, Ordinary Time – Presentation of the Lord : Sunday 2nd February 2020

Daily Word Of God

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • As the child Jesus was consecrated to the Lord in the Temple, we are “consecrated” to be sons and daughters of God the Father and Temples of the Holy Spirit in the Sacraments of our Baptism and Confirmation.


  • How fully do we live out our divine identity as “consecrated” children of God, Temples of the Holy Spirit and disciples of the Lord?


  • Pray unceasingly and humbly for the graces we need to live and reaffirm our “divine identity” with greater commitment.  How is the Lord challenging us to live this out more fully?