This year we have seen no less than four fox cubs, though only three were around when this image was taken!

Today’s New Testament reading is taken from Galatians, and here is part of it: ‘You were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”’

St Benedict picks this up in the Instruments of Good Works: ‘In the first place, to love the Lord God with all one’s heart, all one’s soul and all one’s strength. Then, one’s neighbour as oneself. Then not to kill. Not to commit adultery. Not to steal. Not to covet. Not to bear false witness. To honour all men. Not to do to another what one would not have done to oneself’.

May we have the grace to do this on this day, by making a resolution to do one kind act to another. May God bless you in this.