‘Take heed, and keep your soul diligently …’ These words are from our Old Testament reading for today, from Deuteronomy. They are words to heed at all times. The author of the Book of Proverbs expressed it this way: ‘Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Take heed to the path of your feet, then all your ways will be sure’.

The Presence of Our Lord within our soul asks this of us, that we keep guard over our thoughts, words and actions, so that they are in full accord with that Presence. May the Holy Spirit guide you in this, and may God bless you this day.