If we want to be blunt about it, Simeon and Anna are essentially two old geezers who hang around the temple all the time. Simeon has visions now and then, and Anna is always prophesying. We can only imagine what the nice polite temple-goers think about all that. My bet is, because they’re old and a tad odd, they are not always taken seriously
In the straw of our mean-spirited self-aggrandizement and -justification, in the shadowy barn of our hunger for power and esteem is this precious bit of God.