Ordinary Time


Being together brings us great feelings of unity, joy, and strength. Think about the people and places, near and far, where you find community.

Pause today and know you also belong to God’s community.


Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves. Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others.

Philippians 2:3-4


Speaking to an audience in Montgomery, Alabama in 1957, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” King was speaking to an audience during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement, and his words echo through time to us today.

Thinking about others with humility means we look beyond ourselves, turning our attention to the well-being of others. This “watching out” involves caring, acting, and loving.

As we show more concern for others we begin to create space for people to feel valued, loved, and accepted. And, if you think about it, that is likely what makes your own communities, teams, families, and churches such special places to be. When we think of others more, we craft a better space to be together.

Today, watch out for what is good for others – because if things are not good enough for all of us, it’s not good enough for any of us. Take time to ask yourself, “What can I do for someone else today?” and go do it.

Allison Blay


Selfless God, thank you for showing me how to care for others. Help me to think beyond myself today. Give me a compassionate heart that notices those around me and has the courage to act in love. Amen.


Go with humility and grace, opening your arms to those around you.

Go with your eyes open to see new people and places to love.

Go, being fully you and celebrate the joy of the Lord.

Go, be together.