Jesus spent the greater part of his adult life in the routine activities of everyday living and working in Nazareth. Even during the years of his public ministry he spent much time praying with his disciples or simply being with them. He visited at social gatherings and relaxed in the homes of friends. The apostles themselves sometimes carried on their regular work as fishermen while Christ taught or prayed. In brief, much of the time of Jesus and the people close to him was spent in ordinary daily living. Mary and Joseph also lived the ordinary lives of village people.
Whatever we do we find ourselves spending most of our time in the common run of life. Clearly our spiritual life cannot be separated from these regular daily activities. Disciples of Jesus become holy by little things. Becoming holy is becoming like Jesus. Our calling is fulfilled by a steady progress in the imitation of Christ in daily life and work.
This day you give me, Lord, a multitude of little things to do. All of them are worthwhile because they come from your hand. You will use them to lead me to yourself.