Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary

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Lenten Reflections Sixth Tuesday of Lent: Ordinary

Yes­ter­day we talked about how Mon­day, Tues­day and Wednes­day are ordi­nary days in terms of what goes on with the Church in Holy Week that Jesus’ acts dur­ing those days were sig­nif­i­cant, but there is another aspect of this that’s worth men­tion­ing as Lent nears its end. The fact that these last days of lent mimic real life.

As a rule life is pretty ordi­nary. We get up, we go to work , we eat and sleep things hap­pen as they always do…right up until they don’t as alas the peo­ple of Paris dis­cov­ered yesterday.

As a rule a cri­sis or an emer­gency doesn’t adver­tise itself, one day things are com­pletely nor­mal and the next life is in an uproar and Notre Dame burns.

This is why Jesus reminds us to be pre­pared, be watch­ful because we don’t know the day or the hour. If we build up a good spir­i­tual base, through prayer and the sacra­ments we will be ready when ordi­nary days become times of crisis.

May we learn from our devo­tions this Lenten sea­son as it nears its end to be pre­pared spir­i­tu­ally for all the world will throw at us.

Yesterday we talked about how Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are ordinary days in terms of what goes on with the Church in Holy Week that Jesus’ acts during those days were significant, but there is another aspect of this that’s worth mentioning as Lent nears its end. The fact that these last days of lent mimic real life.

As a rule life is pretty ordinary. We get up, we go to work , we eat and sleep things happen as they always do…right up until they don’t as alas the people of Paris discovered yesterday.

As a rule a crisis or an emergency doesn’t advertise itself, one day things are completely normal and the next life is in an uproar and Notre Dame burns.

This is why Jesus reminds us to be prepared, be watchful because we don’t know the day or the hour. If we build up a good spiritual base, through prayer and the sacraments we will be ready when ordinary days become times of crisis.

May we learn from our devotions this Lenten season as it nears its end to be prepared spiritually for all the world will throw at us.