This is a prayer from the February 5 reading of Common Prayer:
The prayer above is interesting. It’s not a bring down the house kind of prayer. It’s not a call to action. Well, actually I suppose it is. It’s a call to a quiet commitment. It’s a call to set about quietly becoming the change. It’s revolutionary, but not in the typical revolutionary kind of way. No shouting, fighting, or calling to arms.
I was reminded recently of some of the personal goals my husband had when we married. They were fine goals. They were reasonable and most likely achievable. But that’s just it. They were about achieving. And they would have required nonstop activity and noise. The opposite of the above prayer. So I’m glad he didn’t obtain them.
Yes, I know that sounds strange…..I’m glad my husband did not meet his goals! I’m happy he’s not doing anything extraordinary. And neither am I doing anything extraordinary, of which I’m also glad.
But really, I’m not sure if that’s really true. Get this:
Unless you make what is right left, and what is left right, what is above into what is below, and what is behind into what is in front, you will not learn the Kingdom.
Acts of Peter
But please do consider, perhaps we live in an upside down world, and what we deem as ordinary is often [as on a regular basis] actually extraordinary: