Friday, 31 December 2010
A light to lighten us all
It is worth noting that Christ's divinity is instinctively recognised and confidently proclaimed by prophet servants of both genders, Simeon and Anna. The age of Simeon and Anna denotes their wisdom, but also their singleminded dedication waiting for prophecy to be fulfilled and the rewards of a life of service and ministry - surely to gaze upon the face of Christ.
In the days following Christ's birth into a culture full of barriers and divisions he is nonetheless recognised, worshipped and proclaimed by a diverse range of people. Rich and poor, male and female, gentile and jew, learned and illiterate, saints and sinners; he came for all, with no exceptions!
(Above The Presentation in the Temple, and Simeon's canticle.)