Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
The simple message that comes in today’s gospel reading is one representative of Ordinary Time. The color green is worn for Ordinary Time to signify a time of growth. Ordianry Time in the Church is meant to spur us on to growth in holiness, our personal holiness. Just as Jesus moves through his ordinary towns and proclaims, “The kingdom of heaven is near,” we are called to move through our ordinary lives and grow in holiness. And we should do this because The kingdom of heaven is near!