Here is part of today’s New Testament reading, from Galatians: ‘The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another.

St Thérèse of Lisieux, in her poem ‘Living on Love, wrote: ‘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’.

She was surely filled with the fruit of the Spirit! May she pray for us, that we will be open to grace, and may the Holy Spirit fill us with Love. May God bless you this day.