Please visit www.magnoliasonthegreensalon.com & our other sponsor sites listed below ... they are all terrific folks!
Beloved: The way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, "I know him," but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him.
...and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to the temple to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, Simeon took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: "Lord, now let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you prepared in the sight of every people, a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel."