There are several patches of these tiny flowers in our garden, pictured below. They are a reminder of the beauty of small things.

More deeply, the small flowers also remind us that God does not ask of us great things, but small things done with great love. This was also the message of that great Doctor of the Church, St Thérèse of Lisieux, whose relics are currently touring Scotland and attracting huge crowds of the faithful.

May her great cry, ‘He is Love and Mercy!’ echo in our hearts this day, and may God bless you.