The Ordinary

Do not forget that the value and interest of life is not so much to do conspicuous things…as to do ordinary things with the perception of their enormous value. – Tiehard de Chardin.

  I have resolved to pay more attention to the ordinary rhythm of my day. It is in the ordinary that  we will find God and his call to us. It is in our daily rhythm where we build our history with God. In the common, ordinary, daily, mundane, routine and uneventful tasks of life.

One of the reasons that ordinary tasks are so vitally important to a spiritual life is simply because most of us spend most of our time there. If we fail to sanctify the ordinary we will be leaving God out of a large part of who we are and what we do.

If my spirituality is segregated to the hour I spend in church, morning prayers, and meditation then I cannot make any spiritual sense out of the rest of my life. So it is with each of us: our whole life is in the daily, the ordinary rhythm of our day.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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