You find us now well settled into the season of Sundays after Trinity - otherwise known as 'Ordinary Time'. For half of the year, from Advent Sunday (four weeks before Christmas) until Pentecost (50 days after Easter), we have been focused on Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection, and the sending of the Holy Spirit after he had ascended into heaven.
While we are concentrating on these events, our attention is, at least in part, given to thinking about the way in which they affect our lives. So, for example, at Christmas we might be thinking particularly about what it means to believe in a God who loves the world so much that he will take the risk of sending his son to live and die at our hands. At Easter we reflect on the power of God to overcome death and evil, and the fact that Jesus promised to all who put their trust in him that where he goes they too will follow.
Now we're away from all those special events, we can turn our attention to what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, and to live out our faith in the world. Ordinary Time is a good name for this part of the year, because it is undoubtedly in the everyday, ordinary ups and downs of our lives, and the lives of those around us, that we are called to make a difference by trying to live as Jesus taught us.
Perhaps you've heard the phrase 'random acts of kindness'? Practising random acts of kindness, of love, no matter how small or great, whether it's for someone we know or a complete stranger, is one way that we can show others the love of Jesus in the everyday ordinariness of life.