Adults/Teens: How awesome it was for Simeon and Anna to recognize Jesus as the Christ as soon as they saw Him! And yet, Simeon tells Mary that many will not recognize Him and that it will be a source of great frustration. Today we have the opportunity to recognize Christ within our midst, just as Simeon and Anna did 2000 years ago. Christ is here; present with us in the Eucharist, in the Word, and in our priest as God's representative. Let's glorify Him on this day of Christ's Presentation!
Children: Sometimes it is difficult to recognize. the good in people. God is in everyone and we are asked to see the good that is God always. In the Gospel today, Simeon sees Jesus and recognizes that He is the Savior right away. What can we do to make sure we see the goodness in those around us right away, even if they have done something to hurt us in the past?
Take a moment to reflect on Jesus and His presence in your life. Pray together, aloud, the Our Father.BACK TO LIST