Today we return to Ordinary Time, and as we do so the Church presents us with the feast of St. Boniface. He took his Benedictine vows somewhere around the turn of the 8th century. He never expected at that moment what would come later–namely, that just a few years later Pope Gregory II would send him out as a missionary into various parts of Germany. It was not the life he signed up for. Yet he ended up converting a good many people, this “apostle of Germany.” And I’m sure he loved it. He was murdered while teaching confirmation class in Frisia. His life did not go as expected. He had a plan, and God had a better one. Same for us you know.