Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Commentary: Luke 2:22-35
The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many may be revealed.”
Jesus, through Simeon you prepared your mother for her heartbreak. I know that if I stay close to you, you will also prepare me for the inevitable sorrows of this life. But I know it is not to bring anxiety and worry, but rather the peace of knowing that I am never alone. Help me also to have the perseverance of Simeon, always ready to recognize you as you act in my life.