A Collect to See Our Failure to Love

Patient Father, who loves us even despite our sin, teach us to truly love one another. Open our eyes to see the ways that we bite and devour one another and how we hold on to bitterness and contempt and make us willing to release those things and love well, that your name might not be tarnished because of us, and many would recognize your goodness in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:35