Share your “highs” and your “lows” for the past week with each other.
1 Peter 2: 4-5, 9-10
4 Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and
5like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
9 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.
10 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.
What surprises you or engages you in this reading? Do you feel special? Do you feel chosen? Do you feel as if you are valued? If not, please know that you are. Why? Because you are chosen and valued by Christ as a unique and special person and part of His Kingdom. If you could come to believe this, how would it change your life? Your actions? Your witness in the world?
Special prayer requests: Pray for those on the margins, those children in difficult and desperate situations, and for compassion to reign in all ways.
Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each one’s forehead.