Luke 2: 21-39 Jesus is named and brought to the Temple

Mary and Joseph follow the details of the Angel’s directions and follow the traditions of the day. 

Guided reflections:

  1. What were the traditions they followed in this scripture?
  2. I love Simeon – an old codger who had a dream that he would see the Messiah – Verses .33-35give the first hint of what might lay ahead for these parents…sit in their shoes for a bit…
  3. The old gal, Anna, who had gone through her own pain, now gave hope.  Where do you see hope today 
  4. Have you ever had a time when you knew you were in the middle of something great? 

Guided Prayer:

“Hope – you are the God of Hope!  As I get old, help me to see signs of hope instead of just despair.   Give me a vision of you that keeps me going from this life and into the next. Amen”