Today is also the Optional Memoria of St Cyril of Jerusalem, fourth century Church Father. We may wish to reflect on these words of his: ‘After all, He saved the thief on the holy hill of Golgotha because of one hour’s faith; will He not save you too, since you have believed?’

Such is our God of mercy; and that mercy is held out to us too, in flowing generosity. Let us trust Him, that He will do as He has promised; and may God bless you this day.