A Collect to Eschew Self-Justification

Great teacher, who holds the wisdom of all creation, keep us from seeking to justify ourselves, but help us to look to you for our justification, that we would walk in humility, desiring not confirmation of our own goodness but your guidance in becoming more like you, through you who loves all your children with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”‘ – Luke 10:29