A Collect to Keep from Arrogance

Gracious Father, whose way is love, keep us from arrogance and unbridled certitude, that we would not trust in ourselves to find our way to you, but would recognize our weakness and need and trust you to reach down to us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who made himself nothing, but was exalted to your right hand with the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.”‘ – Matthew 21:31-32