First of all, to correct a mistaken impression given in yesterday’s postings. We understand that, although there were Servite connections, there was never a Servite community on this hill. Our sincerest apologies.

Here is part of our New Testament reading for today, from the Letter of James: ‘Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. … Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures’.

So we can trust the ‘Father of lights’, for in Him there is perfect stability, without inconsistency. May we indeed turn to Him for our every need, in full and complete confidence in Him. May God bless you this day.