Cathy Jenkins, Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation
I have a container of joy sitting on my table. A vase of peony roses. The head of each rose is a wonder to behold: layers of tiny, delicate petals, each coloured with a slightly different blush of pink. They are held up by an impossibly thin stem, surrounded with shoots of green leaves. They carry a slight scent and, even though their days in the vase are numbered, I appreciate the wonder of them. They are a reminder to me of the blessing of God in the ordinariness of life.