Take God at His Word!
We know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him. Jesus resurrection leads to Hi Ascension, which leads to orchestrating everything to benefit the Church!
Presentation & Purification
Presentation of Jesus at 8 days, and Purification of Mary at 40 days. Today, February 2, is exactly 40 days after Christmas, once celebrated as "Candlemas". Simeon held the baby Jesus and sang what the hymnal calls the Nunc Dimitis. "Lord, let your servant depart in peace, for my eyes have seen your savation, as light to the Gentiles and the glory of His people, Israel."