In this video from Life Teen, Joel Stepanek helps us understand the readings for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This weeks readings tell us that Jesus is a sign who is contradicted.
God purifies us, like imperfections are burnt away when a metal is heated. This makes us pure of heart and authentic, but it can lead to persecution. And it can be an unpleasant process,
Jesus was also tested as he was fully human. Yet he was able to fully submit to the will of the Father. When Jesus was offered to God in the temple, Mary and Joseph recognized that Jesus was a gift from God.