The meditation of Simeon

Because of His visitation, we may no longer desire God as if He were lacking: our redemption is no longer a question of pursuit but of surrender to Him who is always and everywhere present.

God’s secret name, and our names

“I AM WHO I AM,” God told Moses (Exod. 3:14). God has a name. But, unlike ours, his Name perfectly expresses what and who he is. “Jeff” is an arbitrary noise, an arbitrary signature, that has no intrinsic connection to a person who by no means has to exist. “Jeff” expresses nothing.

Letting go of Christ

Like Mary, we have to let go of that Christ, whom we have imagined, and encounter Christ in his own reality.