A Collect for Love in Confrontation

Loving Father, who is gentle with us, give us gentleness and courage when we must confront one another, that we would show a reflection of the love that you have within the Trinity and thereby fulfill your call to love as you have loved, through Jesus Christ who with you and the Holy Spirit have loved us since before the world began. Amen. ‘ If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one.’ – Matthew 18:15