Presentation of the Lord...Replaces Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time in 2013
February 2, 2014
This feast is so important that when it occurs on a Sunday it replaces the Sunday mass.
Background on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
This prophet tells the people, who are in the midst of many, many struggles and difficulties, that the Lord God will send a messenger to prepare the way for the one who will come bringing them hope and salvation.
When we are in struggles and difficulties, we too need to watch for the messenger, who will prepare the way of the Lord?
In order to find the Lord, we need to be able to look deeply at our own spiritual selves; we need to be able to see our own doubts and fears, our failures and our sins. Who is the messenger, a person or event, that will help us to meet the Lord.
He has become like us and is a brother and a sister to each of us.
Jesus became human and went through great human struggles and suffering and so is certainly able to relate to the sufferings that you and I go through.