Here is today’s Gospel: ‘And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marvelled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”’

It was St Thérèse who, in her writings, declared that if the Lord Jesus was asleep in her boat, she would not wake Him! Such was her trust, and her love.

May we too launch out on the waves of trust in and love of the Lord, and know His presence. May God bless you this day.