LJ2021 – Day 8: Ordinary

Welcome to the the Lenten Journey 2021:
Faith in a Post Pandemic World
by Fr. Vazken Movsesian


Day 8: Ordinary
“See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing…” – Jesus (Mark 1)
Extraordinary events will surprise us into expressive responses (sometimes overwhelmingly expressive responses). You cannot help contain your emotions when something unexpected happens – news that you won a prize, learning your child achieved at top levels in school, the announcement that your loved one has overcome a deadly disease. The word ‘miracle’ is thrown around to describe such events. Jesus makes a point of telling those whom he heals, to not share the news of their recovery. Perhaps what we consider as a miraculous event is merely an ordinary occurrence in a life lived in faith. Lent grants us that opportunity to stay calm in the face of the unexpected, discover the miracles that are all around us, and therefore, celebrate and respond to all of life.
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