I think Jesus liked “ordinary” too. He hung around ordinary people with ordinary lives and ordinary jobs (like fishing). He didn’t look for the shining stars or the wealthiest or the brightest. He was content with ordinary folks. Even when he healed people and performed miracles, he did it in ordinary ways with mud on the blind man’s eyes, or with water at a wedding when there was no more wine. Jesus seemed to enjoy using the ordinary to show us the Divine. So maybe the ordinary isn’t so ordinary, but, actually, quite sacred. And as we enter into the lazy, hazy days of summer, we may want to take some time amid our ordinary day to hear the whisper of God and appreciate the beauty of each day in our lives. Let’s take time to hear the birds in the morning, to feel the warm breezes through the day, to enjoy the beauty of all the plants and trees in bloom, to relish the BBQs, the parties and all the get-togethers this summer. Let’s appreciate family and good health and all the many parts of our life that seem so ordinary we often overlook them. May God bless us with the insight to appreciate the wonder and awe of our ordinary lives!
Our prayers and best wishes go out to our Graduates this year. May God continue to bless your journey through life! We are so proud of you !