In the book Liturgy of the Ordinary, Tish Harrison Warren writes, “If I am to spend my whole life being transformed by the good news of Jesus, I must learn how grand, sweeping truths - doctrine, theology, ecclesiology, Christology - rub against the texture of an average day. How I spend this ordinary day in Christ is how I will spend my Christian life.”
The greatest challenge for the Christian church and her people is to live your life like Jesus lived his (loving, forgiving, serving, helping, redeeming, restoring, etc.). This is an intimidating bar he set. That is, until you realize those things were only a small fraction of his life. Most of his life was spent in the mundane, daily tasks of life (eating, sleeping, working, playing, etc.).
I think it’s safe to say we’re not spending every waking hour performing miracles, healing people, or forgiving sin. But still, we do spend every second in and around with God in our ordinary, mundane lives. Which means, the conversations we have, the people we meet, the jobs and menial tasks we do all matter to God. And they should matter to us as well. Because it’s in these moments God meets us where we are and loves on us as we are.
You may not be raising the dead, but when we spend our day in the everyday spaces like Jesus did – honoring God in tasks big and small – we stay connected with our LORD who makes the mundane and ordinary, extraordinary.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”