8th Sunday in Ordinary TimeFebruary 26, 2017
SETTING THE STAGE
Our readings this Sunday give us the set up for Lent, which begins this Wednesday. However, I would like to take just a moment to recapture the journey we have been on up until now, for we have been in the little moment of ordinary time since January.
Ordinary time, we said so many weeks ago, is where our knowledge of God is honed into our principles and values. It is where we develop our habits and behaviors. Ordinary time is where we find our routines, and our routines is where we really see what we care about. There is no emotional high that comes from the extraordinary seasons and events of our faith.
These past few weeks, it is when we have learned about being servants, the people of the beatitudes, salt, light. It is when we have considered own righteousness – that way of living in right relationship with God and our neighbour – love them both so that we may experience our own inner transformation.
Thus, we began with a question about how I am called to serve, is now (hopefully) a question about how am I to love? . . . which brings us to today.
CLICK HERE for the readings for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34)