Dear Brother Knights:

I would like to direct your attention to the gospel for the Sunday of the Presentation of Our Lord. There are two very interesting people who recognize the Lord when He is presented in the temple by Mary and Joseph. Of both is said that they spent lots of time in the temple to pray and share with the people their expectation of the Messiah.

It was actually for both the most important activity in their life to be with their God. Simeon tells Mary and Joseph that a vision had told him “He would not die until he had seen the Messiah”. One can really see on Simeon what a long relationship with God can do. He is happy to see Jesus and he doesn’t care anymore whether he dies tomorrow or the day after. The presence of the Lord is more important than his life on this earth. The same we can say about Anna, the happiness about the arrival of the saviour fills her heart and soul.

God doesn’t change when it comes to His response to people who seek Him out and form their life in His presence. We have to heed the invitation of Jesus Christ when He spoke to His disciples; “Follow Me”!

Fr. Frank Feldmann, SAC
K of C Chaplain