All of the special days are done. Everything is back to the simple green of ordinary time. We’re focused on what it means to take the faith out of the Easter box. To live it every day.
Except for this Sunday. This Sunday is the Nativity of John the Baptist.
Which at first feels out of place. A random saint, on a random Sunday. For no clear reason.
As opposed to what we would expect, given the practical wisdom of Ordinary Time.
Except that this no random saint. And the Nativity of John the Baptist has a lot to tell us about what it means to live the faith every day.
Starting with his parents.
More on this Thursday.