This week at Mass, Preface I of the Passion is used. Here is part of it: ‘It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For through the saving Passion of your Son the whole world has received a heart to confess the infinite power of your majesty, since by the wondrous power of the Cross your judgment on the world is now revealed and the authority of Christ crucified’.

In these days, when we may not attend Mass, may we indeed ‘have a heart to confess the infinite power of your majesty’, knowing that ‘the waves of the sea are mighty and rage horribly, but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier’, as the Psalmist said. And He is with us.

May God bless you this day.