In the Gospels, Jesus goes outside His comfort zone and encounters demons. Jesus heals the possessed ones. In doing so, He shows both the universality of God’s reach and His particular concern for the poor.

How willing am I to go outside my comfort zone? Do I have an orientation to the poor? Am I willing to go out to the borders to serve God?

Dear God, may I be granted a generous and patient heart. May I cooperate in Your plan today and be willing to risk being uncomfortable to serve those in need.