A Collect to See the Value in Others

Loving God, who desired each one of us into being, give us eyes to see the people around us as you do and not merely as means to our own ends, that we would not use the people you place in our paths but would bless them and see them as beloved creations, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect union, now and forever. Amen. ‘Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, “Teacher, what should we do?” He said to them, “Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you.”‘ – Luke 3:12-13