Food For Thought

Dominican Sr Barbara E. Reid of Grand Rapids, Michigan, wrote in an essay that during ordinary time in the liturgical year, “it may seem more natural to settle into the ordinary ways in which we have been living out our discipleship.”

Feb 06, 2015

Dominican Sr Barbara E. Reid of Grand Rapids, Michigan, wrote in an essay that during ordinary time in the liturgical year, “it may seem more natural to settle into the ordinary ways in which we have been living out our discipleship.”

But we’re not supposed to settle into a humdrum routine during this time.

“Instead, we are urged to recognize that a new time presses upon us, requiring different responses from before,” she wrote.

Sometimes our response is only triggered when, like the Ninevites, we sense an urgency approaching and we change our response at the last minute.

But during ordinary time, when we learn about the life of Jesus and his ministry, that’s when we should be forming our response, instead of waiting for an urgency or greater event to bring about a great change in us.

“There is nothing ordinary about the invitation to follow Jesus more radically in this urgent time,” Sr Reid wrote.

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