“Ô Emmanuel, our Lawgiver and our King, our hope and salvation of the nations, come, Lord, come and save us !”
Old Simeon welcomed the little child Jesus in his arms and announced him as the “light to reveal to the nations” (Luke 2). This child is “God with us”, Emmanuel. He lives in the midst of his people, an immense family “that no- one could number” (Apocalypse 7). And He lives in us. The hidden sign of his presence are the beatings of his Heart, which you can detect in the centre of our lives and of history.
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You, have mercy on us.