A Collect to Avoid Overentanglement with

Great Teacher, whose wisdom is greater than all the scholars of the world, keep us from becoming entangled in rules and rituals and regulations, that we would recognize the true nature of your kingdom and would enter into loving and being loved as you intended, through you who reigns with the Father and Holy Spirit on thrones of glory, joy, and love. Amen. ‘Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ –this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”‘ – Mark 12:32-33