02 Feb CANDLEMAS 2020
On this final day of Christmastide the Divine Office seems to come full circle as we sing again the same psalms we sang on Christmas Day. But the mood has changed. At Christmas we heard the angel say to the shepherds, “You will find a Child…”. It was an indication, starting them on their journey. Today, we hear Simeon saying to each of us, as to Mary, “You see this Child.” Now it is an imperative, requiring us to focus our attention on Jesus as our journey continues and his life unfolds for us through the rest of the liturgical year. When this day of flickering candlelight has passed let us continue to follow the light of Christ, revealing to us the love of the Father, offering to us the blessing of the Spirit.