Anna and Simeon’s hope precedes their encounter with Jesus.
Christmas | First Sunday after Christmas (Year B)
Isaiah 61:10-62:3 (Psalm 148); Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
Last year, humanities professor Stanley Fish wrote a piece about selling his books. The books that had nourished his academic soul for half a century were wheeled unceremoniously out of his home. The ostensible reason for this sale was downsizing—Fish was moving from a house to an apartment. But the real reason was that he was approaching the end of his scholarly career, and the exit of his library was a symbol of a phase of his life coming to a close.