From today’s New Testament reading, from 1 Peter: ‘Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God’s sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ’.

That ‘spiritual house’ is both the ‘house’, or temple, of our heart, and the ‘house’ of the Church, in which we grow into our full stature as Christians. Christ is the living stone, in whom we live and move and have our being, who is always there with us.

May we stay close to Him this day, and find our true flourishing there, and only there. May God bless you.