A Collect to Understand Jesus’ Ways

Lord Jesus, our brother and teacher, you speak to us of things that seem alien and are difficult to understand. Be patient with us, and open our minds to your ways and teachings, that we would begin to take in your message and be transformed by your way of life, becoming people who are like you: humble, caring, wise, and just, through you who ascended to the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?” – John 3:11-12