Lectio Divina for Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 27, 2020 RSS
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
We pray that all may meet Christ before they die. In fact, this Gospel passage is a fulfilment of that promise. It may seem like we have to wait for God for a long time when we are waiting for an answer to our prayers, but he does answer them in his timing. His timing is better than ours because he knows things we do not know, and his understanding of us and the truth are perfect. Christ came in the fullness of time, on just the right day. It was all planned from the beginning, from the day we fell in the Garden of Eden and God told the serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15), referring to Mary and Jesus bringing salvation to the world.