Today is Candlemas Day, which is the pivotal point between Christmas and Easter.  It is also the day we celebrate the presentation of Jesus at the Temple, the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and bless the candles which will be used throughout the coming year.  In Living The Mission it is a time to celebrate what has been and to look forward with eager anticipation to what will be revealed. So today what will you celebrate, and in terms of your walk with the Lord, what do you look forward too?

Lord God, you kept faith with Simeon and Anna and showed them the infant King. Give us grace to put all our trust in your promises, and the patience to wait for their fulfilment; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.