Ordinary

Fr. James Martin writes that Holy Saturday (that’s today, the day between Good Friday and Easter) is just an ordinary day.* We all experience the valleys of the bleak, darkness of Good Fridays. And, we have some mountaintop events filled with the joy of Easter.

But, most of our days are somewhere in between: neither the bottom of the pit or the top of the peak. Ordinary.

On an ordinary day we wait and hope. We might be grateful for what we have. We do what we have to do and love those around us the best we can. Nothing extraordinary. We just wait. 

This is the kind of day to remember Psalm 100. Especially verse 3:

Know this: God is God, and God, God.
He made us; we didn’t make him.
We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.

As we wait and prepare for our Easter celebration, may we embrace this day in between: this ordinary day of waiting.

And then tomorrow, let’s party! We’ll be looking for you at 9:00 or 10:30 am as we gather in the RCHS Auditorium to enjoy a mountaintop day.

Grace be with you,

Vikki

*https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/04/15/father-james-martin-holy-saturday-teaches-christians-right-way-wait

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