Longing for Ordinary Time

I know, I know: “ordinary time” comes from the Latin ordinal, meaning counting time. The liturgical season of ordinary time doesn’t really have to do with ordinariness.

But here we are.

10 days since the violence at the Capitol.

10 months into the pandemic, with vaccines being administered ever-so-slowly and extra-infectious variants of the COVID virus in circulation.

Four years minus 3 days into the still-current administration, with threats of more violence and investigation revealing more troubling information about the events of Jan 6.

My soul longs for ordinary time.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

May the souls of the faithful departed, and all our beloved dead, rejoice in the presence of God. Amen.

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