Today’s Old Testament reading is a hymn of praise for King David, from Ecclesiasticus. Here is an extract: ‘In all that he did he gave thanks to the Holy One, the Most High, with ascriptions of glory; he sang praise with all his heart, and he loved his Maker’.

To give thanks, to praise, to love; these are aspirations we can all follow. May we be given the grace to do exactly this, and may God bless you in it this day.