Today we consider a scene from Jesus' childhood. He is brought to the temple, still an infant. Even so Anna and Simeon discern his presence and give praise to God. How sensitive are we to the leading of the Spirit that helps us to discern God's presence among us. How can we become more so? The first step is to pray. Lord, make yourself known. It is the Lord, by the Holy Spirit, that makes such things know. Let us ask God to do so and let us then watch with expectant hearts for Emmanuel to be revealed in our lives today. Let us watch knowing that he will be.
December 29, 2020