Adore with Love

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD CHRISTMAS WEDNESDAY December 30, 2020 WORD of the DAY  There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer. And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem. When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions of the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. (Luke 2: 36-40) How shall I live this Word?   The newborn Jesus is still unable to speak, but God’s collaborators, anonymous and vigilant like the Israelite Anna, anticipate Him and make themselves His interpreters. They spread the fame of an event that is as extraordinary as it is still silent and unknown. A poor widow, elderly and humble, waited for decades in the Temple...