Found this quote today, while writing an essay for a course I am studying...And immediately thought, Wow!
Lifts my daily existence, my day today of mass, workout, tidying, taking kids to appointments and music lessons, essays, talking to dh, trying to listen to dh and kids (really listen!) , laundry, housework (Oh but no cooking!) and junk mail delivery and Kumon prep..and Facebook and texting and phone calls...makes my day, this day, have more importance and pertinence. You know?
Hence the laity, dedicated as they are to Christ and anointed by the Holy Spirit, are marvelously called and prepared so that even richer fruits of the Spirit maybe produced in them. For all their works, prayers, and apostolic undertakings, family and married life, daily work, relaxation of mind and body, if they are accomplished in the Spirit - indeed even the hardships of life if patiently born - all these become spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. In the celebration of the Eucharist these may most fittingly be offered to the Father along with the body of the Lord. And so, worshipping everywhere by their holy actions, the laity consecrate the world itself to God, everywhere offering worship by the holiness of their lives. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (901)