Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101316.cfm
Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the holy ones who are in Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus: grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.
In Christ we have redemption by his Blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us the mystery of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.
We were chosen by the Lord before we were born. He chose us to know the mystery of His Son, to receive all the grace and blessings that He had to give. Do you believe that you were chosen by God? Do you take advantage of the sacraments of reconciliation and Eucharist? These graces were freely given, do you freely receive? Choices, only you can choose.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, with the grace of being chosen by you, I have received many blessings in my life. I do not know your plan for my life, Lord, but I trust that it will fill me with your love. I freely choose you Lord and I give you praise through your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
The Lord has made known his salvation.