From today’s New Testament reading, from Ephesians: ‘Be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God’.

St John Chrysostom wrote: ‘Behold, here, the groundwork of all! So then where this is, there is no wrath, no anger, no clamour, no railing, but all are done away. … Be a lover then of love; for by this are you saved, by this have you been made a son. And if you shall have it in your power to save another, will you not use the same remedy, and give the advice to all, “Forgive, that you may be forgiven?”’

May we truly take these words to heart, that our lives will breathe a living fragrance. May God bless you this day.