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Doctrines & Morals

By Rev. Fr. Francis Babatunde

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church “Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit.” The story of the old Simeon teaches that hope, even if not immediately, will be realized someday. It is not frustrated, it is realized. But the way does not always correspond to what we imagine. Simeon was waiting for the glorious Messiah of Israel. Going to the Temple in the midst of many couples who were taking their child, he sees the realization of his hope and of the hope of the People: “My eyes have seen the salvation, which you have made ready in the sight of the nations, a light of revelation for the Gentiles and glory for your People Israel”. 


PRAYER: Lord may my hope not dwindle but be fueled by the light of your grace and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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