‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love’. The import of these words, from today’s Gospel, is easily missed. The love of the Father for the Son is total; and it is no less for us. The text is one we sing on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; so it also bears witness to the love of Jesus for each and every one of us.

May we know and trust this love, allowing it to shape all our words and actions, and may God bless you this day.