The Presentation – Simeon’s beautiful words for our lives today

Today is the Feast of the Presentation, when we remember Jesus being presented in the Temple 40 days after his birth. At the temple, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus met two elderly people, Anna and Simeon. Simeon’s words that day as he saw Jesus have become an important prayer, most commonly said during Evening Prayer and at funerals. In this video, I reflect on how that prayer became a part of me through daily prayer and what that meant when I heard it again at my dad’s funeral. It is still one of my favorites – offering a sense of peace on days and times when I don’t feel closure.


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