Anything But Ordinary

Posted on June 13, 2023 by Published by

This weekend, after a rich season of solemnities, we return to ordinary time within the Church calendar. But, is any time really ordinary when our lives are filled with the beautiful mysteries of our faith and when we have a God who loves us so much? We are “dearer to [Him] than all other people, though all the earth is [His]” (Ex 19:5).

Each and every one of us is treasured by the Lord. Each of us is His beloved child. For each of us God has a special purpose, place, and plan. So wherever you find yourself—whether you are feeling like the lost sheep without a shepherd, or a found sheep striving to remain faithful to God’s precepts—know that God sees and loves you. Know that he is close to you and enjoys being with you. Know that everything that happens in your life is permitted or arranged by His tender Love.

As we enter back into ordinary time and settle into the rhythms of summer, I would like to invite you to spend more time in the quiet to think about God’s tremendous Love, the sacrifice of Himself that He has made, and the fact that, as Our Good Shepherd, He sees and knows our hearts, our needs, and our longings down to the smallest detail. He knows you better than you know yourself, so trust Him and His plan. Trust His Love and His promises for a future filled with healing, hope, and joy.

Yours in Christ,
Father Arthur

Readings for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Lectionary 91

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