Monday, September 24, 2018

Ordinary Time

   Summer Sundays have no real name.  They are marked as the Sundays after the Day of Pentecost, the birthday of the church.  But, they are orphan Sundays.  They have no real identity of their known.
   Some Christian communities call those Sundays “ordinary time”, which I kind of like.
   They remind us that we, too, once were orphaned, but that God adopted us, giving the right of inheritance of eternal life.
   They remind us that the ordinary life has been redeemed by the extraordinary death and resurrection of our Savior.
   They are Sundays when we are tempted to act like orphans who have not been saved, who have no one to receive from.  No one to worship.
   Summer Sundays are days when we are called, gathered, loved, and sent by our gracious God.
   Worship him this summer, and love those to whom you are sent.

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