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Inviting Jesus into the Ordinary of Your day

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said to him, "you know that I love you." "Feed my lambs," he told him. John 21:15

    As I was reflecting on Simon Peter's response to Jesus, “you know that I love you,” I felt as if Jesus was saying to me, “If you love me then why are you ignoring me?" I was a little taken back by the question.

    “How am I ignoring you Jesus? I spend time with you in pray everyday, I read Your Word and I receive you in Eucharist.” Upon further pondering, I sensed that Jesus wants me to invite Him into the ordinary of my day not just in my prayer time. He wants to have a living on-going relationship with me in the little ordinary happenings of each day.

    Now, I try and remember to invite Jesus into my daily duties of washing dishes, doing laundry, shopping and the other simple ordinary things I do each day. When Jesus is by my side helping me to get the little chores completed, I find myself more at peace, less grumpy and a little more joyful.

    I invited Jesus to go with me to the grocery store the other day. I had to pick up a couple of items. I was thinking about gardening and trying to find support sticks for my tomato and pepper plants. The price at the garden store was way beyond what I wanted to pay. Then I felt like Jesus wanted me to check out the baking aisle for the garden support sticks. A very odd place to find garden support sticks I thought to myself.

    In the middle of the baking aisle there they were a package of 100, 14 inch bamboo skewers. The price of the bamboo skewers were a fraction of the price of garden support sticks. The bamboo sticks works perfectly for supporting my plants. I was thanking Jesus for the great 'find.'

    This experience was such a great yet simple insight into how Jesus wants to be present to me and to you in the ordinary happenings of our day.

Reflection:

I invite you Jesus into the ordinary of my day. If the tasks at hand are difficult, I know you will make my load lighter and sweeter.

 

 

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Leila | Reply 25.07.2018 08.47

Connie, Thank you for inviting me into the "ordinary things of Jesus", but
your not ordinary, YOUR EXTRAORDINARY!"

Connie Beckman 25.07.2018 12.59

And you my dear friend are extra, extraordinary and precious in the heart of Jesus and in my heart too.

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05.12 | 09:31

Thanks Connie, so true...

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23.10 | 21:08

I would like to receive i’m a catholic

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23.10 | 18:50

Thank you for your straight to the point reflection. GOD Bless and good health

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23.10 | 10:37

Beautiful Connie!

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