A Collect to See and Confess our Ignorance

Gentle teacher, who is patient with us in our foolishness, give us eyes to recognize what we do not understand and courage to confess our ignorance and need, that in coming to you, we might be filled with new knowledge and wisdom that transcends the ways of this world and brings real life with you, through you who was and is and is to come with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?”‘ – John 3:3-4