Simeon and Anna are examples of the beatitude that those “pure of heart” shall see God. The Light of Christ allows them to peer beyond nature to perceive who Jesus really is. By this same light of Faith, Christ calls all to give up their “gods of their own personal conceptions” and embrace Him as the true God.
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 1:21-28
For the Epistle: Malachi 3:1-5
Gospel: St. Luke2:22-40