A Collect to Love Even Those who Betray Us

Lord Jesus, who was willingly betrayed by those who felt threatened by you, keep us from being betrayed by those we care for, but when it yet happens, help us to still love them as you loved those who handed you over, not lashing out in vengeance but desiring their good as creations of infinite value, through you who was exalted to the right hand of the Father in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?”‘ – John 18:35