Audio sermon for the feast of the Purification.
Christ is the Light of the world. To truly love is to be self-sacrificing as He is. Once we see God with the eyes of faith we will be tired of this world and be ready to sacrifice all for Him. We will be eager to be dismissed from this world as Simeon was. All the suffering and sacrifice of this world will be considered as nothing once we enjoy the blessing of being with God.
Let us strive to see Christ with the faith and eyes that Simeon had. Just as He was hidden in Human form, yet Simeon saw and believed; so He is hidden in the Holy Eucharist for us to see and believe.