In the story of Our Lady of Fatima, we see this heavenly message lived out to the full in the three children who saw the Blessed Virgin. What is perhaps most extraordinary is how young those children were.
For anyone who thinks the faith is dying a slow death in Scotland, the crowds of people at Carfin Grotto yesterday evening would beg to differ. Several hundred had come specially to honour the Mother of God.
It may be tempting to think that Fatima has nothing to say to the people of today. This would be a tragic error, of course; the message of Fatima is as important today as it was then – indeed, more so.