From today’s Gospel, from St Matthew: ‘Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Saint Francis de Sales wrote: ‘When you encounter difficulties and contradictions do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time’. These are words which can be of the greatest help to us in our daily lives. The yoke of the Lord is easy, and He will give us the grace we need.

May St Francis de Sales pray for us, and may God bless you this day.