The Feast of the Fullness of the Cycle of Life

On the eve of the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, Fr. Matthew Howell explains how this feast presents people at different stages of the life cycle, including the infant Christ and the old man Symeon the Righteous. He talks about how we encounter God in the temple and find the fulfillment of our life in that encounter. He also points out how Symeon becomes a “herald of grace” and challenges us to both encounter and preach Christ so that both in our life and in our death others may be drawn to Jesus Christ because they see Him in us.