A Collect to Focus on the Right Things

Holy Father, whose nature is purity and character is without blemish, keep us from focusing too much on useless rules and self-protections, and help us see the real sins we unknowingly commit, that we would train ourselves for the righteousness that pleases you and not merely the appearance that pleases ourselves, through Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit take joy in one another. Amen. ‘ Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.”‘ – Matthew 15:10-11