The liturgical year is about more than liturgical seasons, feast day cycles, theological solemnities, or a record of enduring devotions. It is also about the cloud of witnesses who have lived the life before us. By their very lives—in every era and every age—they prove to us that it is possible to be other than those around us who live to exploit life here rather than to grow in the light of the hereafter. They are about living wildly rather than living flamboyantly. Without role models, then, how shall any of us ever know that what we seek is possible, that what we want is doable, that what we are is enough?
from The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister
(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)