The Revd Dr Charles Alley, Rector of St Matthew’s, Richmond, has started a series of daily devotionals which you can access here.

In today’s, on Matthew 26.57–68, he writes ‘the first step in the process of transformation is illumination – the most devastating event for the liar. When the light of truth is shown in the darkness of lies, what is really there is exposed for all to see. If our lives are built on the illusion of human power and understanding, then we will have to deny the truth of our dependence upon God in order to maintain our status and justify our actions. By doing so we reject the Truth as a lie – we do not “receive him.”