The Easter season is now finished and we return to what the Church refers to as “Ordinary Time,” primarily meaning, we are not at present in the Church’s privileged seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter.

Of course, no time is completely “ordinary,” and in fact is always “extraordinary.” Why? Because all time is “God’s time,” given to us to grow in faith, hope and love, of God and neighbor.
Today’s photo captures a humorous plaque on a fence post on an abandoned piece of property in Chama, New Mexico. It’s a reminder that even if “nothing” apparently happens, we humans, created in God’s image and likeness, believe that God is at work in our lives.
As we move into the Summer season of breaks and vacations, may we thank God for the changing seasons and for the “infinity of little hours,” that go into making our lives “something beautiful for God”!
Abbot Christian and the monks