It is ordinary time again. Time for the green. I look at my yard and it reflects the season, ordinary time. Today is my first day of summer vacation. I have plans, but they are mine, not the plans of the work-a-day world. I will have to go back to work a few days this summer. I have a few loose ends. But, I will do it on my own schedule, on ordinary time.
Ordinary time seems short in comparison to the Lent/ Easter/ Advent seasons that we have been through. Ordinary time calls us to extraordinary graces. To use those things we learned, to employ those gifts we have received. We need the practice of ordinary time.
Today I rejoice in the ordinary time I have been given to practice the graces, the charisms, the gifts I have received from the endless bounty of the Lord. Ordinary time again. Green. Time to grow. Ordinary time.