For 15 September 2016, , based on Luke 2:33-35
And the childâ€™s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, â€˜This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealedâ€”and a sword will pierce your own soul too.â€™
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.