Today is the second Sunday after Pentecost. The Sundays that follow Pentecost and Trinity Sunday are technically during the season of “Ordinary Time.” Ordinary Times are wedged in between major Christian seasons like Advent and Lent. There isn’t much going on and the lectionary centers on the work of Jesus.
Paul writes to the Corinthians of being raised with Christ, maybe a familiar tune to what we heard last Sunday. A sense of being resurrected with new life, new direction—being renewed. Being renewed doesn’t always necessarily equate to getting an ample amount of rest. Not all rest is equal though and I myself, as an extreme extrovert, do not find rest in solitude. Lying about gets me more exhausted than rejuvenated. As we go through Ordinary Time, let us be reminded to be renewed in our sabbath however that may be. To make time to allow God to enter our lives and for Jesus to resurrect us. It is only when our cups are full where we can pour ourselves into others.
Scripture passage: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Psalm 138
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