Well, itâ€™s that time of year again. You know, that L-O-N-G stretch of Ordinary Time that lasts from June to November. 20 weeks of green … hello Ordinary Time. What could the Church possibly be thinking? How about this: Ordinary Time is the most important time of the whole year. Deacon Joel shares his homily for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.
â€œLord, let your face shine on us.â€ Thatâ€™s the cry of David in todayâ€™s Responsorial Psalm. Interesting if you think about it. What is the precondition for a face? A body â€“ flesh â€“ which God did not have prior to the Incarnation. Before Jesus, the phrase â€œthe face of Godâ€ was just a poetic metaphor for Godâ€™s favor or His grace. Then Jesus came along and changed that â€“ and indeed, everything.