A Collect to Love Even Those Who Sin Against Us

Compassionate Father, who sees your sinful people still as children worthy of love, help us to see the world as you do, that we would not be blinded by the sins committed against us and the abuse we receive from those who hate us, but we would yet be able to love them and seek their good as you have sought ours, through Jesus Christ our Savior, who died and rose to you and the Holy Spirit for our sake and for the sake of your glory. Amen. ‘If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.’ – Luke 6:29