To work, play, see, touch, laugh, cry, build, and use it all – even the painful parts, and survive with style: that’s what Corita taught.*
Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service. The word consecration literally means “association with the sacred”. Persons, places, or things can be consecrated, and the term is used in various ways by different groups.**
We all need some devotion and consecration in our lives: the point of giving ourselves to something that is so important to us that we will give everything.
Words like devotion and solemnity allow us to feel the significance of what is beginning, a solemn moment for each of us when we commit and take the first step.
What is it that you have been thinking about and need to begin, but have resisted so far?
Perhaps now is the time to give yourself to this. Write it down, feel the weight of possibility, and the excitement of beginning.
Within our ordinary there is extra-ordinary, the extra being devotion.