‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him’.

These words are from our New Testament reading, from Ephesians. It is so easy to miss their tremendous import! We are chosen in love, blessed with every spiritual blessing, given the grace to become ‘holy and blameless’ before him – a true destiny of love.

As we give thanks for this great grace, let us also open ourselves fully to His action in us – a lifetime’s work – and may God bless you this day.