Here is our Old Testament reading, from Exodus: ‘And when they set out from Rephidim and came into the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mountain. And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him out of the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the people of Israel: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the earth is mine, and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”’

The image of the Lord bearing the people of Israel on eagles’ wings evokes the clear message of the Lord’s tender care, His steadfast love, for His people. Nothing will shake this, and we see it again in the New Covenant in the image of Divine Mercy.

May we trust this steadfast love, poured out for us, in all the challenges of our daily lives, and may God bless you this day.