These words conclude our Old Testament reading for today, from the prophet Joel: ‘“Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart” …’

Conversion of life is one of the cornerstones of Benedictine spirituality. It means that, at all times and in all circumstances, our whole being should be turned towards the Lord, ready and willing to carry out everything that is asked of us.

May we, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, accomplish whatever it takes to return to the Lord, and to stay turned to Him; and may you be richly blessed in this.