A Collect to be Astonished by Jesus’ Message

Rabbi Jesus, who speaks the words of the Lord, open our eyes to see how different your message is, that we might be so amazed by your truths that we would pay greater attention to your message and seek all the more to follow your ways, through you who clung to the Father and ascended to heaven in the Holy Spirit to reign in glory. Amen. ‘They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.’ – Mark 1:21-22