In some Christian traditions, the new church season we've entered is called "Ordinary Time." The title is a bit ironic, given the appointed scriptures are accounts of the extraordinary events and experiences of the early church. St. Paul sets the stage for this irony by referring to us as ordinary "jars of clay," or "earthen vessels," who nevertheless contain an extraordinary "treasure" -- a "power" -- "the light of the knowledge of the glory of God." This morning, we reflect upon the mix of ordinary and extraordinary made manifest in the human condition.