The last verse of our New Testament reading, from the Apocalypse: ‘And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”’

In this time of Eucharistic deprivation for many in our world, these words have a poignant ring. We need to focus our gaze on the end time, when God shall be all in all, as St Augustine said: ‘We shall love and we shall praise; behold what shall be in the end, and shall not end’.

May God bless you this day.