WELCOME TO ORDINARY TIME - IT'S THE GREEN SEASON!
In these Sundays after the Feast of Pentecost, we have entered the longest season of the Church Year with Ordinary Time. The color for this season is green = which is perfect because this is indeed the growing season for the church. We have experienced the anticipation of Jesus' birth in Advent and celebrated his birth in the Christmas season. We learned of the beginning of his ministry and the calling of his disciples throughout the season of the Epiphany and thereafter, and then waked with Jesus on his forty-day journey through Lent from Ash Wednesday until Holy Week as we learned of the events leading up to his final meal with his disciples on Maundy Thursday, his crucifixion on Good Friday, and his glorious and triumphant victory over death in his resurrection on Easter. In the season of Easter, we learned of his 50 day post-resurrection appearances and the promise of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
Now in these post-Pentecost weeks, we hear again Jesus' teaching to us as his followers to BE his hands, his feet, his heart in our world. It is in this green season that we grow in our understanding of what it means to be his disciples as we hear from Jesus how to share his love, his kindness, his compassion, his joy in a world that desperately needs him. God has blessed us with this green season! It's Ordinary Time-the green season!