My eyes have seen your salvation
The Feast of the Presentation
Simeon took him [Jesus] in his arms and praised God, saying, "Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all people…”
How important do you think you are? I hope you think you’re important.
Small particles are attracted to large bodies. We call that gravity.
And, after all, aren’t our treasured attributes oftentimes inherited? They’re not, then, completely our own. We glean things from teachers, we share our mother’s sense of
humour, our parents’ DNA. We are creatures of our culture and age and so the thing that is us in a sense isn’t completely us or at least isn’t completely our own possession.
Proclaim the importance of the people around you. Help the little ones you raise and the people you care for gather to themselves the sense of self-worth which is requisite and necessary in this life. But in the full flower of your maturity do cultivate that ability to let it slip to the side in the presence of things which are bigger and better than you can ever hope to be.