Ordinary Time: The Wisdom of Routine

Pentecost has been celebrated. The Spirit is alive within us. The Liturgical Year returns to Ordinary Time.

"But the truth is that there is nothing ordinary—if by ordinary we mean inferior or less important—about a period such as this at all. This, on the other hand, is the extraordinary period of coming to see the world through the eyes of Jesus. It is the period when we determine how we ourselves will act from now on. It is the period of catechesis in the faith, of immersion in the Scriptures. It is the time when the implications of Easter and Christmas become most clear to us all. It is decision time: will we take Easter and Christmas seriously or not?"

─Joan Chittister, OSB
The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life