The centurion whom Jesus encounters in Capernaum is an icon of how God surprises us all the time. The centurion is not Jewish, yet he recognizes Jesus as the one who can heal his slave.

Am I able to let God surprise me? Do I seek God in unexpected people and places? Am I open to persons who are different?

Dear Jesus, may I be open to being surprised by God today. Grant me a mind and heart that is ready to change.