A Collect to Be Loving Even in Hardship

Lord of heaven and earth, in whose likeness we are fashioned, teach us to care about one another, even at our worst, that we would not allow our hearts to fester with self-centered pride, but would – even when our relationships break down – still treat each other with the kindness that you have shown us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Spirit in perfect love forever. Amen. ‘He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”‘ – Mark 10:11-12