Monday, April 22, 2024

Saint Mary offers her son Jesus to God

Saint Mary offers her son Jesus to God
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Francesc Badia
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February 2nd: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Gospel text
Lk 2:22-40
When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.
Gospel's Commentary
Today we admire the generosity of St. Mary. She, with her Infant and St. Joseph, go up to Jerusalem. Jesus is only 40 days old. The Virgin takes Him to the Temple to offer Him to God: the "Child-God" is offered to the "Father-God" for our salvation. Thus, through Mary, the Son is offered to the Father. -Mary "separates" from her Son... Years later, at the foot of the Cross she will hear: woman, here is (are) your son (s). What an exchange!! She offers her Son and, in return, she receives us. Who gains more? All of us, for sure.

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