A Collect to Respect Our Limitations and Differences

Lord Jesus Christ, who knows the thoughts and needs of our hearts, help us to discern what is needful for our individual growth and circumstances, that we would respond to even spiritual calls with wisdom and care, respecting our limitations and needs and acting out of your specific invitation to us, through you who is alive and reigns in heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”‘ – Luke 9:57-60