From our Gospel reading, from St Matthew: ‘He who endures to the end will be saved’. The context is that of persecution, but the quality of endurance is a vital one for which we need always to pray.

The Greek word means to abide under difficult circumstances; to bear trials, persevere, patiently suffer, have fortitude. In these challenging times, we need all of these … may the Holy Spirit grant us this patient endurance, and may God bless you this day.