By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC
We need to hear such a message of hope and encouragement and, thank God, we have the example of faith and hope shown in two elderly people Simeon and Anna that God is still in charge of the world no matter how much evil there is in it. Simeon had been waiting for the Messiah for some time, and Anna had been looking for this Messiah day and night for years. Their faith was rooted in the promises of God. It was not an empty faith but a faith powerfully inspired by the Holy Spirit. It was a faith in God who alone can bring salvation to us. Theirs is a faith we would do well to imitate.
Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)
Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.