One of the realities of everyday life is that it is easy to get caught up in things. Politics, social media, schedules, work, money, worry, the list could go on. But what would life look like if you were caught up in Christ?
That is exactly what we are called to do during this part of the liturgical season we are in, which is referred to as “Ordinary Time”. When we think of the word ordinary, we think plain, simple, same old same old, but that is far from what it should mean for us as Catholics. Our Bishops here in the US put it this way “The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ. Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ.”
Like all liturgical seasons, Ordinary Time is meant to be lived! We aren’t passive receptors of the liturgy – or at least we shouldn’t be. We are called to be active participants! Participating in Ordinary Time means participating in the everyday life of Jesus.