The Presentation of the Lord – Year A 1st / 2nd February 2020

Focus of the Readings – The focus is God’s presence in the temple, the one to be adored. In the first reading, the prophet Malachi tells us that God will send a messenger to prepare for the one to come. The Lord of the covenant is coming to the temple and will call all people to change their lives. Our Christian tradition has seen in this prophecy the persons of John the Baptist and Jesus.