Jan 11

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Jan 11 Led by the Spirit into the temple when the parents had brought Jesus to fulfill the law requirements, Simeon carried him in his arms and praised God, saying, “Lord, now let your servant depart in peace as you promised. For my eyes have seen your salvation which you prepared openly before all - a light for revelation to the nations and for glory to your people Israel.” Jesus parents marveled at this saying. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, “This child will make many fall or rise in Israel and will be a sign that many will reject, for he will expose their secret thoughts.1 Even your own soul will be pierced.”