Thought for the Week | St John describes God in three words, simply, God is love. Karl Barth after writing volumes about God defined Him in five simple words – the One who loves me. St Augustine when blessing himself did so in the name of the Lover, the Beloved and the Love. The very last line of Les Misérables, poignant and apt for our scripture readings today: As Jean Valjean is crossing from death to new life, he utters: ‘To love another person is to see the face of God’. As we draw Mission Month to a conclusion today, may this Mission of Love be in our hearts today and always.  (Bishop Fintan Monahan)