The Catholics have two periods of time in their calendar called “ordinary time”: two periods in the year when there is no feasting and no penance.
It’s the time of everyday life, ordinary stuff: no big highs, no big lows.
If you’re Catholic, you started ordinary time today yesterday. If you’re not Catholic, or not Catholic anymore,, it’s likely that after all the holdays we've just finished, your life also suddenly seeming more ordinary.
We’re back in the groove, although f you’re paying attention, you will notice that the groove we're in now is not the same groove we were in before.
These past few months have opened us up, helped us learn, given us experiences that have altered us completely, given us ways to identify what we care about and what is important to us as a whole .
Right now, these changes are subtle, like tiny flowers just beginning to open.
Ordinary time is a useful time to relax, get back to routine again, and in this very simple way of living life—of taking care of all the things and people you need to take care of—we are integration what we have learned.
Not in the intensive integration of working at it. But in the softer integration of letting it all move through you, as you inhabit your life in an everyday kind of way.
There is nothing ordinary about this time, or about you.
P.S. Are you going to be part of The 33 Lessons?