Christmas | First Sunday after Christmas (Year B)
Isaiah 61:10-62:3 (Psalm 148); Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
Picture the old man with the baby in his arms. He stands chuckling with giddy joy, or perhaps he gazes with streaming tears on his cheeks, or is lost in transfixed wonder. He says that this is enough now, he is ready to die. He has seen salvation and he can depart in peace. But what has he seen, really?