Monday, January 11, 2016

Ordinary Time - a misnomer

     This morning as we gathered to pray at Mass we entered into Ordinary Time.  I must admit that I still have trouble at times finding my way around the Roman Missal ... and today was no exception until I located to Ordinary Time prayers.  Following upon the Baptism of the Lord and his embarking on his mission of love and service, and being reminded of our baptism and the call  that this experience of Christ brings to us to be about the work of Christ, as Pope Francis described in his Epiphany homily as being about "the service of the Church" to a hungry and searching world, we embark in a renewed way upon our journey of being a light in the darkness, a guiding star to those who seek, and example of faith to those floundering.  Our task is to embrace the challenge, to accept the mercy of God, to grow in faith and love, and to be Christ for others.

     This task is no "ordinary" task.  And this "time" is no ordinary time.  In Psalm 36 we hear "With you, O Lord, is the fountain of life, and in your light we see light."  May our ordinary journey lead us to the extraordinary joy of bring the light of Christ to others. 

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