Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday.
It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain.
You can feel the silent and invisible life.
~Marilynne Robinson from Gilead
It is ordinary time,
in the church calendar and in my life…
As I am covered with Sabbath rest
quiet and deep
as if planted in soil finally
warming from a too long winter~
I realize there is nothing ordinary
about what is happening
in the church, in the world,
or in me.
We are called by the Light
to push away from darkness,
to reach to the sky,
to grasp and bloom and fruit.
We begin as mere and ordinary seed.
Therefore, nothing is more extraordinary
than an ordinary Sunday.
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