"In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, He spoke to us through the Son, whom He made heir of all things and through whom He created the universe"
Today begins Ordinary Time, yet there is nothing Ordinary about the above statement. This statement proclaims a new and glorious beginning. God has changed His relationship with His people, and we are privileged to be part of that new relationship. He has sent His Son, to speak The Truth to us directly.
There is nothing ordinary about Ordinary Time. We sometimes get lost in the vernacular- the way we use a word. Ordinary Time simply denotes time that is numbered - ordered.
We know this is not a time that is simply sandwiched in between Christmas and Lent, or Pentecost and Advent. We see clearly, that after His Baptism, Jesus said, " Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” There is nothing ordinary about that.
"who is the refulgence (radiance)of His glory, the very imprint of His being, and who sustains all things by His mighty word. When He had accomplished purification from sins, He took His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high, as far superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs."
- the preparation of Advent continues -
preparing for His second coming
- the gift of Christmas continues - Jesus, the Son of God
- Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary Repent and believe in the gospel
We must follow the example of Simon and his brother Andrew, and James and his brother John.
Jesus said , "Come" and they followed Mk 1:14-20