After a slow start to Springtime, we find ourselves experiencing the typical Houston Summer days; hot and muggy. The time when earth’s northern hemisphere begins to really get hot and muggy. For from this time the creation experiences the most growth. But this traditional weather also brings growth to all of God’s creation – the trees are growing, the flowers are blooming, and the animals and insects are singing the glory of God.
We should be doing the same. As the Easter Season is quickly coming to an end, we will enter Ordinary time. We will put away the white vestments of Easter and put on green, the liturgical color of the Ordinary Season.
This season makes up the bulk of the Church’s liturgical year, the ordinary part of the liturgical year. We remember that during this time, that much of our growth, like God’s creation, takes place. Oftentimes, we do not recognize the growth which takes place during this time of our life. This growth seems, well, ordinary, nothing special, kind of what is expected. It is especially during this time when we can experience the greatest growth in our spiritual life. In these Dog Days of Summer, when life is often hot and muggy, let us like creation, embrace the ordinary.
Let us sing praise and glory to our Risen Lord,
Deacon Rick Vogel
“Almighty and Everlasting God, who does govern all things in Heaven and earth, mercifully hear our prayers. Grant, we beseech Thee, all things needful for the spiritual welfare of these Your beloved Catholic Daughters. Grant that these women will be ardent laborers in Your holy vineyard, that they may become holy and learned, and zealous for all that is pleasing unto You. Strengthen now, these Your children. Protect and guide them, assisting them in their apostolic works for the glory of Your Heavenly Kingdom. Through their work, may You continue to remove those obstacles to the advancement of Your Truth, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within the fold of Thy Holy Church. And let the peace and blessings of Almighty God, the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit come upon you and remain forever.” - Fr. David Hust
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