Here is part of today’s Old Testament reading, from Isaiah: ‘That men may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make weal and create woe, I am the Lord, who do all these things.’

St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, wrote this in one of her poems: ‘Love, I have experienced it, / Knows how to use (what power!) / The good and the bad it finds in me. / It transforms my soul into itself. / This Fire burning in my soul / Penetrates my heart forever. / Thus in its delightful flame / I am being wholly consumed by Love! …’

In the light, and in the dark, there is only one Love, which transforms everything into one sweetness, into Itself. May we truly find this Love, and experience its fruits in our lives, and may God bless you abundantly this day.