Here is today’s New Testament reading, from Colossians: ‘And so, from the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins’.

To be ‘filled with the knowledge of his will’ … this is an earnest prayer which we might wish to make every day. It also recalls Our Lady, who gave herself over totally to the will of God. May we trust Him, and His purposes for us, and may He bless you this day.