Ordinary Time


Life’s pathways are not always clearly marked. Trails wind into the wilderness and disappear, leaving no end in sight. And often you may wonder which way to go.

As you journey through life, there is One you can trust to be your guide—the One who has already walked the path for you and who walks beside you even now.

In these quiet moments, be still and listen for the One who is calling you home.


But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:9–10


It’s a great feeling to be chosen. Whether it’s for a new job, a spot on the team, a part in the play, or to receive a scholarship, we feel validated and encouraged. Someone has taken notice of our talent and abilities and wants us to bring our gifts to the endeavor to make it shine.

How much more of an honor that we have been chosen for God’s team and to be one of “God’s people”! How blessed are we to play our part and share what God has done in our lives!

Some of us already know we are chosen by God and some are just beginning to know. Where are you on this path? Who in your life is affirming that you are one of God’s own? Who might need you to share with them what God’s mercy is doing for you?

Chad Senuta


Lord, thank you for choosing me. Help me to share this chosen love with others, so all may know that we are your people. Amen.


Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" by Elisha A. Hoffman, 1887