Tuesday, May 27, 2008

No Ordinary Time, by the Rev. Melody Wilson Shobe

My former seminary colleague and fellow Episcopal priest, Melody Wilson Shobe, wrote a wonderful piece that was posted at The Episcopal Cafe yesterday on the "Ordinary Time" of Pentecost .... one of my favorite parts of it is:

"In Matthew 6:24-34, Jesus tells us to remember the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. They are ordinary and seemingly insignificant parts of the natural world, small and unimportant compared to us. And yet God remembers and cares for each of them. It is a reminder that when God came and lived among us in the person of Jesus Christ, he experienced the same ordinary reality that we all experience. And that God, in Christ, offered us the opportunity to transform the most ordinary, mundane experiences into extraordinary events infused with the presence of God. God is there, present in the midst of the ordinary, just waiting for us to recognize it."

Read the rest HERE.

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