The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Luke 2:22-40

 

"Simeon: For my eyes have seen your salvation" Charcoal: Ronald Raab,CSC

“Simeon: For my eyes have seen your salvation”
Charcoal: Ronald Raab,CSC

Simeon took Jesus into his arms and blessed God saying, “Now master you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation,which you have prepared in the sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory of your people Israel.”

On the this weekend, we celebrate the Holy Family, the Christ Child as a revelation of God’s love for all people. We all belong in the light of this love, we all belong among those for whom love is revealed in the person of Christ Jesus. No matter our heritage, our choices in life, our poverty or our riches, our relationships or our backgrounds, we claim today that Christ is our Light in the darkness, our hope for our place in the world. We are the family of God here on earth.

One thought on “The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Luke 2:22-40

  1. Dear Ron, the light in this portrait of Simeon is so warm, and I think of his face here as reflecting the light coming from the Christ child as Simeon held Jesus in his arms. Simeon’s prayer, recited during our many gatherings for evening prayer at Moreau, still rings in my memory, “Now master, you may let your servant go in peace.” Christ truly is our light in the darkness. Thank you, Ron, for these beautiful reflections! -Danny Z-man

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