In overlooked moments and routines, we can become aware of God’s presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?
For Lent this year, we’ll be considering God & the Every day in our sermon series and reading “Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred practices in everyday life” by Rev Tish Harrison Warren.
Liturgy of the Ordinary:
“Biblically, there is no divide between “radical” and “ordinary” believers. We are all called to be willing to follow Christ in radical ways, to answer the call of the one who told us to deny ourselves and take up our cross. And yet we are also called to stability, to the daily grind of responsibility for those nearest to us, to the challenge of a mundane, well-lived Christian life. “Passing the peace” in every way we can, in the place and sphere to which God has called us, is neither a “radical” practice nor an “ordinary” practice; it is merely a Christian practice, on that each of us must inhabit daily. We can become far too comfortable with the status quo, and we need prophetic voices that challenge us to follow our radical, comfort-afflicting Redeemer. But we must also learn to follow Jesus in this workaday world of raising kids, caring for our neighbours, budgeting, doing laundry, and living our days responsibly with stability, generosity and faithfulness.” Tish Harrison Warren P84
For Lent this year, we’ll be reading “Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred practices in everyday life” by Rev Tish Harrison Warren. Groups start this week – RSVP to Byron.