These words of St Francis de Sales are pertinent for the challenges of our day: ‘Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset’.

Our whole world has definitely been upset by the pandemic and its effects. Let us do everything in our power to maintain a calm, gentle spirit; and we can be sure that God’s grace will meet our effort and fulfil it. May God bless you this day.