Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying,
“Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace,
according to your word;
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”
- Do you still have objects, pictures, from your childhood you can’t bear to part with but you don’t leave out for others to see? Why do you still keep them? What keeps you from displaying them?
- Can you remember a promise someone made to you that they didn’t keep? Do you still feel disappointment about it?
- What does salvation look like? Who gets to enjoy it?
- What are some ways you can assist God in allowing people without a voice to speak up, be heard, and feel included?
This Sunday at Trinity Commons we remember what it means to be part of a community that understands who we are and what we do by a promise from God. I know promises are sometimes hard to believe, but that’s why we hear reminders and find encouragement in one another. Join us at 6 pm to remember this promise and find your place in God’s community with Eucharist and supper. We’re grateful for our friend Martha Bains and look forward to seeing you as we celebrate life together and enjoy delicious food.