From today’s Old Testament reading: ‘Thou art merciful to all, for thou canst do all things, and thou dost overlook men’s sins, that they may repent. For thou lovest all things that exist,
and hast loathing for none of the things which thou hast made, for thou wouldst not have made anything if thou hadst hated it. How would anything have endured if thou hadst not willed it? Or how would anything not called forth by thee have been preserved? Thou sparest all things, for they are thine, O Lord who lovest the living’.

The note of the Father’s tender, merciful love is clearly sounded in this passage. ‘We love Him, because He first loved us’, said St John.

May God bless you this day, and keep you close in His love.