Jesus in the Ordinary, by Robert L. Judge

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By Robert L. Judge,  Catholic East Texas, July 13, 2021

Now that we are out of the whirlwind of Advent, Christmas, (Mardi-Gras) Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, we find ourselves in Ordinary Time, which on the surface seems so, well, ordinary.  But maybe there is more to the ordinary than simply a chance to catch our breath, but rather a chance to ponder in our heart all the wonders that are hidden in the ordinary.

The liturgical seasons in our Catholic culture are taken directly from our Israelite roots. The book of Leviticus prescribes feasts: Passover, Weeks, Booths, the Years of Jubilee and Penances, the Day of Atonement, Confession and Restitution, that mark the movement of the year(s). It is not strange then that the Messianic age in the Eucharistic covenant would have liturgical seasons as well. The promise made to Abraham that he would be a blessing to the nations (Genesis 12:2, 22:18) is realized in Jesus, who grafts all the nations onto the trunk of Israel which forms the New Israel, constituted as the Catholic Church. …

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