The Christmas season is over and perhaps it is just as well as we move into the Ordinary time in our liturgical calendar. It felt different this year and there was a certain unsettling silence about our celebrations. Everything was pared down around town and few even put up Christmas lights this year.
And, while it may have seemed to be a “diminished” year in our journey of faith, there is nothing diminished or “ordinary” about the reign and presence of God.
Ordinary time may seem like a spacer between the major celebrations throughout the church year, but it is anything but ordinary. Rather, this is the time to hunker down and get busy. You know, nose to the grindstone kind of stuff.
Before we know it, Ash Wednesday will be here, and we will be flung into yet another liturgical season. What will we be able to show for it? This is the time to focus on everything Jesus accomplished in the span of his life and to get busy with our own.
Spiritual Reflection: “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”