This period of Ordinary Time from Pentecost until we start another liturgical year at the end of November reminds us that it is in and through our ordinary days that we live out the mystery of our faith.
Most of us live ordinary lives with ordinary days in which we live out our best and our worst experiences and everything in-between. We have days when, with a bounce in our step, we are able to bring joy, patience, and gratitude to others, and other days when we need hope, trust, and a forgiving heart just to put one foot in front of the other.
It is in these ordinary days that the extraordinary mystery of God’s faithful love accomplishes his will for us.
Daily news too often makes the extraordinary a part of our ordinary days —acts of war, disasters of nature, hunger, sickness and strife. Our prayers are stretched to every corner of the globe as we cry out, “Come, Lord, take charge of our world and make us whole.”
But we need to keep remembering that each and every ordinary day is wrapped in God’s saving love. The wisdom of the liturgical year reminds us of this. Our ordinary lives are holy because it is here, we experience who we are and who our God is for us.
May we have blessings on all our ordinary days.
(Adapted from a reflection by the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Charity, New York.)