From today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples”’.

St Augustine commented: ‘We have all one Master, and are fellow disciples under Him. Not because we speak with authority, are we therefore masters; but He is the Master of all, Who dwells in the hearts of all. It is a small thing for the disciple to come to Him in the first instance: he must continue in Him: if we continue not in Him, we shall fall. … For what is it to continue in God’s word, but to yield to no temptations. … For it was not their knowledge which made them believe, but rather their belief which gave them knowledge. Faith is to believe that which you see not. … The truth is unchangeable; it is the bread of the soul, refreshing others, without diminution to itself; changing him who eats into itself; itself not changed’.

Let us ever be nurtured on the Truth, who is Christ; and may He bless our journey into Him this day.