Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sign of Contradiction, and a Sword

Yesterday was the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

The child's father and mother were amazed
at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
"Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
(and you yourself a sword will pierce)
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."

Luke 2:33-35 (NAB)

And his father and his mother marveled
at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
"Behold, this child is set
for the fall and rising of many in Israel,
and for a sign that is spoken against
(and a sword will pierce through your own soul also),
that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed."

Luke 2:33-35 (RSV)

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