Light and Glory … Monday, March 11

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Rosary Meditation … The Fourth Joyful Mystery, the Presentation. “A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and a glory for thy people Israel.” Luke 2:32. This is what Simeon was presented with, what he held in his arms. A Light for Gentiles, and Glory for Israel. In this way the Presentation is a little like the Mass. Nothings changed in 2,000 years. We’re still being presented with Jesus. A light. A way to see and know the Truth and a constant help in walking. It’s hard to walk when you don’t know where you’re going and you can’t see the path. And glory. Something to rejoice over, something, Some One, a lifting up of self. Not because we deserve any glory of ourselves but because we’re “attached” to the One Who is Glorious. Simeon held Him and so do we. And He holds us. There’s our attachment. Simeon gave thanks and so do we. We all have so much to be grateful for and Lent is a perfect time to remember this as we use these days to draw nearer to God. Trying to set our “self” aside to make more room for Him in our lives. We must decrease so that He can increase. And the more of our lives He fills up, the more we let Him present Himself to us, the brighter the Light and the greater the Glory.

Today … St. Amunia was mother of St. Aurea. She joined her daughter in the life of a hermitess after the death of her husband. When we read about saints have you ever noticed how often the words “hermit”, “hermitess”, and “solitary” come up? Not to mention “anchorite”. There must be a reason, wouldn’t you think? Maybe, just maybe, being alone as they were, alone with Christ by choice, they were saints because given their choices, their vocation, they had no light or glory of their own. The only Light they had, the only Glory they had, was Christ. I’d have to say that’s a pretty good definition of a saint. And a good plan for being one as well.

OK, here goes … I’m not sure what anyone else may see in it or think about it but my own perception is that I often repeat myself. Granted, some things need to be repeated and at times that’s why I do it. But at other times the repetition is nothing more or less than human limitation on my part. The Rosary, its Mysteries, and all that goes along with it are in no way limited. I am. So, with that in mind, and with the thought that everyone has ideas of their own that are worthwhile, I send out this invitation: If any one has any ideas for Rosary Meditations, perhaps a good reference work to gather thought-provoking quotes from, things that could be expanded and expounded upon, well, I’m open to suggestions. I make no guarantees, but please feel free to share. 🙂

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