Few are chosen, God;

the wealthy, the famous, the powerful, the intelligent, the connected,

these are the ones chosen and set apart in our world.

 

But, you choose differently,

and you ask us to do the same.

So, teach us to choose simplicity for the sake of those who are simple;

teach us to choose moderation for the sake of those who have less than enough;

teach us to choose humility for the sake of those who are humiliated;

teach us to choose collaboration for the sake of those who are oppressed;

teach us to choose listening for the sake of those who are silenced;

teach us to choose forgiveness for the sake of those who are unforgiven.

 

May our choices be dictated, not by our perceptions and judgments,

but by your grace and your Gospel,

and may we gladly rejoice

when you choose us to bring your love to others.

 

In Jesus’ name

Amen.

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