Presentation of the Blessed Virgin
The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put her to death, but they could find no way … because all the people were hanging on his words. (Luke 19:47-48)
Your word draws us into you, Lord. If we hang onto it, we live in you.
“The people” had no political power during your ministry, Lord; yet fear of them kept those in charge from seizing you – until your time had come. We who cling to you are stronger than we know. Give us courage.
What could be more tragic than the death of our God, and yet through it you bring salvation. What earthly disaster need we fear? The only real loss is the loss of our soul. Nothing else can dismay us.