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Embracing the Extraordinary in Ordinary Time

Posted on June 12, 2024 in: Reflections

Embracing the Extraordinary in Ordinary Time

In the rhythm of the liturgical calendar, Ordinary Time often goes unnoticed. At first glance, it may seem mundane, a simple filler in the spiritual calendar. However, a closer look reveals that Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary; it’s a profound opportunity for spiritual growth and deepening our relationship with God.

Ordinary Time, marked by the color green, symbolizes life, hope and anticipation. It’s a season that invites us to cultivate our faith in the everyday moments of life. This period encompasses the life and teachings of Jesus, His miracles, parables, and interactions with the disciples and the people He met along His journey. It’s in these seemingly ordinary stories that we find extraordinary lessons for our spiritual journey.

During Ordinary Time, we are called to reflect on the teachings of Christ and how they apply to our daily lives.The Gospels offer a treasure trove of wisdom, encouraging us to live out our faith with humility, compassion, and love. It’s a time to focus on the small, consistent acts of faith that shape our character and draw us closer to God.

This season challenges us to find the sacred in the mundane. Whether it’s through daily prayer, attending Mass, or acts of service, Ordinary Time encourages us to see God’s presence in every aspect of our lives. It’s a reminder that holiness is not confined to grand gestures or significant events, but is found in the simple, everyday acts of love and kindness.

In embracing the ordinary, we discover the extraordinary. 

Ordinary Time is a season brimming with potential for spiritual renewal and growth. It’s an invitation to encounter God in the here and now, in the quiet moments of our daily lives, and to allow His presence to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary in our own lives. As we journey through this season, let us open our hearts to the quiet, consistent call of God, finding beauty and grace in the simplicity of Ordinary Time.

By Andrea DePaola


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