Jesus in the ordinary

Sometimes, our faith and our love for God make us want to do something great for Him. But Jesus reminds us to find Him and to be like Him in the ordinary.

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus has been raised from the dead. He has already been resurrected. He has performed the mightiest of deeds and the greatest of all miracles by overcoming death. In John’s account of the Gospel, He has even conferred the Holy Sprit upon the apostles.

Yet, in His third appearance to His disciples, what Jesus was something ordinary — He invited His disciples for breakfast.

“Jesus said to them, ‘Come, have breakfast.’” — John 21:12

Sometimes, our faith and our love for God make us want to do something great for Him. We want to do charitable works. We want to make a difference in the lives of others. We want to change the world.

But today, Jesus reminds us to find Him and to be like Him in the ordinary.

He invites us to be like Him even by simply inviting others for breakfast, by being the ones who are always a joy to be around despite the stresses and the deadlines at work, by comforting someone who is going through a trial, by being with our families, by greeting our neighbors.

Because for most people, the only time they can experience Jesus through us is in the ordinary.