Luke 2:33-35 Reflection
Fresh off a Hebrew Scriptures course I had a profound realization that we also bless. From the bible’s beginnings, Abraham blesses God for both new sons. A millennium later the Psalms also sing of blessing God. Without missing a scriptural transition heartbeat, through Luke’s eyes we encounter Simeon who despite knowing what will transpire blesses Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. It is now our turn: Bless you God for all old and new encounters with us.
Luke 2 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 2:33-35