From today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me’.

St Augustine commented: ‘Thus, the teacher of humility came not to do His own will, but the will of Him that sent Him. Let us come to Him, enter in unto Him, be ingrafted into Him, that we may not be doing our own will, but the Will of God: and He will not cast us out, because we are His members, because He willed to be our Head by teaching us humility. Finally, hear Himself discoursing: ‘Come unto me, you who labour and are heavy laden: take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart’: and when you have learned this, you shall find rest for your souls, from which you cannot be cast out; because I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of Him that sent me …’

Meekness and humility give us the interior space to be open to the will of God, and the grace to carry it out in our ordinary lives. Let us trust Him, for he will surely act in our lives, and we will see amazing results.

May God bless you abundantly as you seek Him and His grace in your life.