Here is today’s Gospel reading: ‘Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” Another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”’

The message of today’s Gospel is ‘Follow Me’ – whatever it takes. It is a movement of love toward that greater Love, which has laid down Its life for us. May our capacity for love – and hence for God – grow ever greater, as we practise our faith among the constrained circumstances of these days. May God bless all your endeavours.