A Collect to Refrain from Judgement

Gracious Lord, who knows the true thoughts and intentions of our hearts, keep us from judging others quickly or falsely, that we would not demean or disparage your children but find how they bear your image and are precious to you, even bringing blessing and nourishment to your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit, sought us in our brokenness and loved us to the end. Amen. ” For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’” – Matthew 11:18