February 2, 2020
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
…when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he (Simeon) took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation…” (Luke 2:22-40)
Simeon was able to identify the child Jesus as the Christ as soon as he saw Him. For the remainder of Jesus’ time on earth, very few others were able to do the same, despite hearing Jesus teach and seeing Him perform miracles. The Christ was right in front of them, and they missed Him.
Some things never change. So many of us spend our lives with tunnel vision, focused only on what we want or what we need. We miss what is most important. We miss Christ among us.
I suggest that if we want to see Christ, we look at life through the eyes of our hearts.