Liturgical Time

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Ordinary Time

Probably prompted by funerals for three sisters during the last week of the Christmas season, I went to the Office for the Dead to see what it had to offer. As we begin Ordinary Time in this new liturgical year, I will carry with me the following from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians:

We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day. Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So fix your eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3

Reference: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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