Two great singers for God – St Mechtild, 19 November, and today St Cecilia, usually pictured with a musical instrument.

Psalm 150 has these lines: ‘Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with timbrel and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!’

The psalmist also says, ‘sing ye praises with understanding’. Let us bring to God all our gifts, of song, of understanding, to give Him the glory that flows from our love.

May God bless you this day.