Jesus’ Sacred Heart symbolizes a love that conquers sin and transcends death and his a reminder to us of his infinite love for us.
At the Presentation, the Holy Family adhered to Jewish custom, not for their own sakes, but for ours so as to show us how to acknowledge the Authority that supercedes all human authority – God alone. Later in their lives, they would show us how to oppose wrongful authority even to the point of our Lord’s Passion and Crucifixion.
Baptism invites us to submit our hearts and wills to Christ, embarking on a journey of deepening love and faithfulness. What better time than now to renew our Baptismal vows? We need to recommit ourselves to living in imitation of Christ, walking in his Light and Wisdom, and rejecting Satan and his evil ways at all costs.