are in ordinary time.
Alleluia for the sunset each day.
Alleluia for sniffing wilted lilac blossoms.
Alleluia for pauses in the rushed, packed scheduled life.
Christ comes to us is the cracks of our life, in the common mystery:
Slicing orange cheddar for a quick snack, the sweetness of a fresh mandarin,
the glow of the candlelight, the joy in a dear friend’s voice,
an unexpected “thank you” from a tired teen.
Now we are in ordinary time.
The fire in us burns
as one informed