The Presentation of the Lord –
If we cannot see God in the ordinary events of life, this does not mean he is absent. More likely, the problem is our faulty spiritual vision. If we search for God only in the unusual, we will rarely see him at all. But if we train our eyes to see God in the ordinary, and in every person, we will meet Him every day. Today, our Gospel reading introduces us to a man who, somehow, had overcome this tendency to find God only in the sensational. His name was Simeon.