January 3, 2020 Today’s scripture reading of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem, is set in a troubled land, a country occupied by Roman armies and ruled by King Herod, who was a tyrant that had been appointed by the Roman Empire. This story of the newborn Jesus takes place 40 days after his birth in Bethlehem. The Magi, those 3 wise ones, that traveled to worship Jesus from the east have not yet arrived. And King Herod’s attempt to murder Jesus had yet to occur.
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