Simeon exclaimed when Maria and Joseph brought the new born child to the temple: ”Mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” Salvation is a person, Jesus Christ. The first principle in the Heavenly realm is relations. Love can only exist and carry meaning between persons. Any attempt at obtaining salvation outside this principle will inevitably fail. It isn’t found in the cold and dead principle of law or works. Salvation is a living pulsating reality who passionately seeks out everything lost and downtrodden. Our Savior aspires for stables instead of castles. There is always room for Him in a loathed stable. Jesus Christ is never rejected in one of those poor dwellings, and when He enters His heavenly presence transforms any stable into a house of worship.
The first principle, love displayed in relations, is a viable principle since there is no end of the things of the heart. Only our hearts can contain the infinite God where everything in the universe is connected in those secret folds, and where we find our mission carrying the same beat as our Maker. Anything sacred is stored in the heart and from out of it the issues of life flows. In the heart we find the glory of His presence and it is here we have communion sharing the bread of life.
Thirty years after the birth of our savior a voice in the wilderness cries: “All flesh shall see the salvation of God!” The Child is first brought to the temple, not a temple made of human hands, but a humble temple made of flesh and blood. We rejoice over being visited by God’s salvation who when welcomed finds residence in our innermost being. In accordance with John the Baptist’s words God’s salvation is in the years to come brought to maturity in you and me so that all flesh shall see the salvation of God. Zacharias prophesy is thus fulfilled: That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.