Here is part of our Old Testament reading, from the Book of Wisdom; ‘“Let us condemn him to a shameful death, for, according to what he says, he will be protected.” Thus they reasoned, but they were led astray, for their wickedness blinded them, and they did not know the secret purposes of God, nor hope for the wages of holiness, nor discern the prize for blameless souls …’

These words prefigure in a dramatic way the path that the Lord walked, and will walk again this year in our hearts. In it all, may we discern the secret purposes of God for ourselves and for our world, and may God bless you this day.