Our Personal Burning Bush

For 2 February 2021, The Presentation of the Lord, based on Malachi 3:1–4

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?

For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

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.

Br. Marie-Augustin Laurent-Huyghues-Beaufond joined the Province of France in 2008 and was ordained a priest in 2015. Currently assigned to the Saint Olaf house / Studium Catholicum Cultural Centre in Helsinki, Finland, he works in ecumenical, academic and cultural circles.