Saturday, September 7, 2019

A Brother at Work

God only wants to be ordinary. It is why Jesus has come, God with us, near us, in us. The ordinary is charged forever with his kind, incessant presence. God longs to be ordinary, not taken for granted, but here, always here with us. Why else would he choose to be a child, why else a small town carpenter and a wandering teacher? Why else allow himself to be done in by thugs and jealous bureaucrats? Why else choose to be hidden in a morsel of bread on our altar? God in Christ delights to be with us - "ordinary, obscure and laborious." 

Our ordinary life allows us to accompany Christ Jesus in his ordinariness.

Photograph of Brother Matthew Joseph by Kathleen Trainor.