However, this rhythm of reduced commitments, increased travel, more family time – often translates, at least at RCB, to a significant drop off in worship attendance. Now, of course, I’m paid to be here every Sunday so I’m hardly one to talk, but what if – during this Ordinary Time – we thought about what we want to prioritize in our lives. What if worship and intentional time with our community of faith remained a priority in all times of our lives? What if – during Ordinary Time more than ever – we focused on how to connect, showed up when we could, and prioritized spending time with our church community in worship. What if Ordinary Time invites us to be intentional about how we spend our time, so that when the hustle and bustle of the school year, the fall, the not “Ordinary Time” returns, we can lean on the rhythms and priorities and faith that we have nurtured and established.
I invite you, during our remaining summer Sundays, to consider how you can prioritize your faith, communal worship, and lean in now before our time isn’t so Ordinary anymore.