Brothers and sisters, you are loved by God, and we know that he has chosen you. - 1 Thessalonians 1:4 (CEB)

I still remember to this day the feeling of standing in grade-school gym class, waiting to be chosen by one of the two team captains. Right away, others more athletically gifted were picked. I watched with a sense of dread as the numbers dwindled and I remained, unchosen and unwanted....

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, thank you for showing us mercy beyond measure. Help us to extend to others the mercy we have received. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ephesians 2:1-10

Thought for the Day

How can I show mercy to others as God has shown mercy to me?

Prayer Focus

Those who feel unwanted

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