‘Love is the fulfilling of the law’. These words stand out from our New Testament reading, from Romans.

Here is a stanza from St Thérèse of Lisieux’s poem, ‘To live by (or on) Love’: ‘Living on Love / is giving without limit / Without claiming any wages here below. / Ah! I give without counting, truly sure / That when one loves, one does not keep count! … / Overflowing with tenderness, I have given everything, / To his Divine Heart… lightly I run. / I have nothing left but my only wealth: / Living on Love’.

The whole poem is magnificent, and is well worth reading on this day. May God bless you and draw you into the riches of His own Love.