From today’s Old Testament reading, from 1 Kings: ‘Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind. And Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from the king which he could not explain to her.

St Bede the Venerable commented: ‘We read also in the book of Kings that the queen of the South came from the end of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon’.

Today, may we ‘incline the ear of our heart’, listening, telling Our Lord all that is on our heart and mind. He will respond, that is sure. May God bless you and be very close to you.