The Church calendar indicates that we are in Ordinary Time (September 2016). Although it may be Ordinary Time, we will experience the extraordinary event of the Canonization of Mother Teresa on September 4, 2016. What could be more extraordinary than a 5 foot tall sister who took every moment of her life doing ordinary things to the fullest of her ability? She followed God’s call even when she herself was struggling in her relationship with Jesus. How many of us would throw our hands up in frustration when our relationship with Jesus felt like it was waning? But she didn’t.
Take a look at this short interview with Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Missionaries of Charity’s priest in charge of Mother Teresa’s sainthood cause, who says she’s a compelling role model of holiness in our time because she did ordinary things, but she did them extraordinarily well and with extraordinary love.
As this Year of Mercy continues (December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016), let us ordinary people do ordinary things extraordinarily well and with extraordinary love as Mother Teresa did.