From today’s Gospel, from St Matthew: ‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’.

It is worth noting that the Mother of Jesus ‘treasured all these things in her heart’. Here was her treasure, and she guarded it safely, pondering it over the years, and passing it on to the Church. May we learn from her how to cherish the treasure entrusted to us, and may God bless you this day.