Last Sunday, the Baptism of the Lord (Epiphany, Part 2) wrapped up the Christmas season. The decorations are gone, the Nativity is put away, and everything’s green again. But not because we’re done with what started at Christmas.
A common complaint about going to church on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day is the “CEO’s” (Christmas and Easter Only’s). Besides whining about someone being in “our” pew, we usually say something about church being more than just a twice-a-year thing. About the need to make our faith part of our everyday lives.
We need to listen to our own advice, because it’s easy to not make our faith part of our everyday lives. Going to church more often helps, but it’s no guarantee. No matter how often we go or don’t go, it’s easy to fall into the trap of leaving it in church.
Christmas has a lot of great things in it, beginning with the God who loves us enough to become one of us. It’s just too good to pack it away until next year, or to leave it in church and visit it once a week. And that’s the point of this season of Ordinary Time – God’s not just for special occasions or Sundays, God loves us on Tuesdays too.
More on this tomorrow.
Readings for Sunday: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011815.cfm