As I was pulling up weeds, doing a little pruning and planting pots of annuals, I thought about all of the spiritual lessons I have learned over the years in the garden. Weeds have taught me a lot.
When we move from Christmas or Easter back into Ordinary Time, the return of green vestments and green adornments on the altar always calls to mind the song my youngest son learned at Catechesis of the Good Shepherd about the liturgical calendar. In it, the kids sang, “green is for the growing time.”
“Rescue. Set free. Liberate. Deliver. Save.
These are the words Scripture uses to describe why God became a man in Jesus.
Not surprisingly, science confirms what we know as Christians to be true: gratitude is a virtue, a good habit, that if cultivated over time, makes us happier, healthier and, we might add, holier.
The daily life we live, apparently so ordinary, can be a path to sanctity