In Ordinary Time, the readings don’t have the same flow as the whole Lent/Easter/Pentecost thing. But they’re not random. They’re about what it means when we don’t box up the whole Lent/Easter/Pentecost thing up until next year. About what it means to live it.
And for a lot of us, our view of what that means can be pretty narrow. And pretty incomplete. C.S. Lewis nailed it when he said,
“Christianity seems at first to be about morality, rules, guilt and virtue, yet it leads you out of that, into something beyond.”
And that’s what this Sunday’s readings are all about. Especially the Gospel. Pointing us towards that something beyond.