July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28

A writer has said that...

Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18

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A writer has said that one of the purposes of a novelist is to make ordinary life seem legitimate. While most people we know lead ordinary lives, many of them feel that ordinary living is lacking, that it is not sufficiently special, that it is not quite a legitimate way of spending one's three score and 10 years. For them real life is "out there" somewhere where the party is, and their only hope is to find themselves transported to the party. Others seem to think that their ordinary lives are not sufficiently normal. Their agenda is to get "back to" or "around to" living a normal life. To play on Abraham Lincoln's quip about God loving common people because he made so many of them, one might condude that God loves ordinary life. He certainly made a lot of it.

But ordinary time, like relationships, can be extraordinary. It is true that ordinary boys and girls become extraordinary when seen...

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