‘As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving’. These beautiful words come from our New Testament reading, from Colossians.

St John Chrysostom commented: ‘Walk ye in Him, for He is the Way that leads to the Father: … Rooted, that is, fixed; not one while going this way, another that, but rooted: now that which is rooted, never can remove. Observe how appropriate are the expressions he employs. And built up, that is, in thought attaining unto Him. And established in Him, that is, holding Him, built as on a foundation. … For the faith is in truth a building; and needs both a strong foundation, and secure construction. …Abounding, he says, in thanksgiving; for this is the part of well-disposed persons, I say not simply to give thanks, but with great abundance …’

Our way is to be rooted and grounded in Love. May we allow this to happen in our own souls and lives, through the grace of God, and may He bless you abundantly.