Today is the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, but there has been nothing but ordinary about this weekend. We’ve been hammered with snow, and after a full Saturday of plowing, another storm has come our way.
The liturgy today seemed to speak, or rather to sing, of all that was in my heart this morning. As we were chanting Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison at Mass, I could see through the windows across the choir the light snow just beginning. Lord have mercy on us! I thought a littly wryly. Then, Wash me and make me whiter than snow, I prayed as the brothers sang in their turn.
And then I looked to my left to help our observer with her books. I was sitting at choir in a different place than usual, sandwiched in between our new postulant who arrived last evening and our observer who has been here for two weeks now. Again the liturgical chant resonated in my heart: Gloria in excelsis Deo! Yes, glory to God in the highest, for he is doing great things in our community. He is bringing more young women to this life of love and prayer. More women to pray for the world, more women to declare the love of God with their lives! And again the liturgy spoke of the joys and mysteries that are taking place: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him! (1 Corinthians 2:9)