A Collect to Strive to Love Others Well

Patient Father, who waits for our understanding to catch up with your wisdom, teach us not to condemn others quickly in our distaste or frustration, but make us willing to listen and explore with others their heart so that we would grow to understand and find value in one another and to love as you have loved us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who loved us to the end and sat down at your right hand with the Holy Spirit. Amen. ” For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’” – Matthew 11:18