Here is part of today’s Gospel: ‘And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord’.

And here is part of the prophecy of Malachi: ‘The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts’.

May He come also, today, into the temple of our hearts – and may He receive a welcome worthy of Himself – not just as a visitor, but as into His own home, much loved and adored. May He bless you richly this day.