From our Gospel reading today: ‘No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day’. Jesus also said: ‘I, when I am lifted up, will draw all men to myself’.

Jesus draws each one of us – not by force, but by gentle invitation. What will be our response? Will we allow ourselves to be near to Him, to ‘abide’ with Him?

May we choose this day for Him, for life. May God bless you.