Here is today’s Gospel, from St Matthew: ‘And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marvelled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”’

St Thérèse of Lisieux wrote, in one of her poems: ‘Living on Love, when Jesus is sleeping, / Is rest on stormy seas. / Oh! Lord, don’t fear that I’ll wake you. / I’m waiting in peace for Heaven’s shore…. / Faith will soon tear its veil. / My hope is to see you one day. / Charity swells and pushes my sail: / I live on Love! …’

Her trust is phenomenal. May we learn this trust, and so begin to live, as she did, on and by Love! May God bless you this day.