Why didn't God choose one of the older sons? God told Samuel "Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance, but the Lord looks into the heart." No matter what anyone looks like on the outside, God does know our hearts and whether they resonate with His presence.
If you have been baptized, you too have been anointed by holy oil; you too have been chosen by God to be priest, prophet, and king.
God looked upon you and said "There - anoint this one, because he/she is the one I have chosen to pray and intercede for my people, to speak my truth without fear, and to lead by his/her actions."
God knows your heart; God has chosen you, and every day the Holy Spirit rushes upon you! We cannot be Christians alone. We need God's Spirit to inflame our hearts and continually move us forward on the path of life when we would rather sit, exhausted, by the side of the road.
To be baptized is to be sent by God on a special mission. Maybe to the world we don't look "fit" to be chosen. But, through His Holy Spirit, God outfits us for whatever work He wishes us to accomplish. That work, for the most part, is our life: the job, the relationships, the daily challenges, hopes, fears, grief, and joys, that surround us. Be attentive to this life with loving care!
Pope Francis says "All of us who are baptized are missionary disciples. We are called to become a living Gospel in the world." Since God knows our hearts, God desires us to share our hearts, filled with Christ, with whomever we meet, every day. Perhaps we will use words, but people judge our sincerity most by our actions. If our actions are filled with Christ's love, we are a living Gospel for others, even for others who may not believe in Christ or even in God.
A friend of mine told me that when her neighbor argued with her and asked "Where is your God?" she pointed to her heart and said "God is right here in my heart." When we speak the truth about God's presence within us and also within others, people will watch us to see if our lives match our words. If they know that we love with God's heart, we give them hope, we pave the way for them to receive the gift of faith, and we convince them that unselfish love is a reality in this world.
David remained God's anointed, and is considered the greatest King, the one who united his people. But David was also a great sinner - an adulterer, a schemer, a man who arranged for the death of a friend so he could have his wife. Yet the Holy Spirit kept rushing into David's heart, calling him to admit his guilt to himself and to God, and to repent and make restitution. For this reason - that he sinned, but then he repented, - David is a great sinner but also a great saint. Because we are the Lord's anointed does not mean that we are free of sin; we also are sinners whom the Holy Spirit continually calls to repentance.
To be a saint does not mean to never sin, - it means that we sin and then we repent. We are honest, transparent, with ourselves and with God.
We are God's chosen ones. Chosen to be anointed sons and daughters of God our great King. Chosen to be missionary disciples, living Gospels in this world, who speak God's truth fearlessly and love others with God's love. Chosen to act with integrity so that we prepare people's hearts to be open to faith in our God, to hope in eternal life. Everyday, do not harden your hearts to God's voice. Hear God say to you "There you are - you are anointed, because you are the one I need for this mission, right here, right now, - the mission of your life!"