From our Old Testament reading, from Jeremiah: ‘Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit’.

That sturdy trust, that does not become anxious even in times of calamity, is something we all reach towards. May we receive this blessing, which the Lord longs to give us, and may He bless you abundantly this day.