Recently I have been struck by ordinary time. I know technically on the church calendar ordinary time is twice a year season that we are currently not in. However, last year I went to at least four weddings, and over ten funerals. I buried my last living grandparent and my mother. And on heels of that our adoption agency matched us with a little boy from China. I’m going to be a father!! All our church responsibilities and pleasures fit in the midst of that. Perhaps it was the six week of my mom’s final cancer fight, where life happened too me, I began to see everything from a different perspective. The extremes of what is “normal” life expanded. And God was in middle of it all working. “I will figure_________ out when things settle down.” As I realize more and more the content of ordinary time I am aware how much this internal speech is an enemy. As we prepared for DNow this year I printed Luke 10:38-42 the story of Jesus visit to Martha and Mary. Jesus says to Martha “There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it.” To linger with Jesus in the ordinary times not rushing ahead to a fictional serene meadow that is just ahead.
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