A Collect to Speak Truth in Love

God of honor and truth, who lifts up the fallen and brings down the haughty, keep us from fear of others’ disdain, that we would not hesitate to speak the truth, but, with love, say that which is necessary for others to hear and know, in the hopes that they turn to you and live, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who spoke your truth in the power of the Spirit. Amen. ‘ Then the disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?” He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit.”‘ – Matthew 15:12-14