As we remember Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, we are captivated by Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head." Any of us hearing the predicament of one we love would want to help. And today perhaps the Lord is asking to rest his head against our hearts, as the beloved disciple rested against his heart at the Last Supper.
How good to hear these words, as we remember Thérèse who longed to give herself to Jesus so completely. Like her we want our hearts to be places where he can rest his head; by our lives of prayer and praise we long to be places of rest and comfort for his body, the Church.