MEMORIAL OF SAINT IRENAEUS, BISHOP AND MARTYR
-from Sister Joan Chittister’s The Liturgical Year [Writing about Ordinary Time]
But the truth is there is nothing ordinary – if by ordinary we mean inferior or less than important – about a period such as this at all. This time is the extraordinary period of coming to see the world through the eyes of Jesus. It is the period when we determine how we ourselves will act from now on. It is the period of catechesis in the faith, of immersion in the Scriptures. It is the time when the implications of Easter and Christmas become most clear to us all. It is decision time: will we take Easter and Christmas seriously or not?