Readings: Am 7:12-15; Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14; Eph 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13
This Sunday officially falls within "Ordinary Time" on the liturgical calendar. But I suggest that we are living in times that are far from "ordinary"! Indeed, today's readings speak about extraordinary times - of prophetic challenge to moral conversion of heart and actions.
"Can I interrupt? This will just take a minute." It never does. The question requires a much more complex answer. The grocery line is much longer than anticipated. The holes in the panel you were asked to hold up didn't match up with the screws. It never takes "just a minute." The interruption means more of a commitment than you were originally presented with.