A Collect to Value Love Above Law

Creator of all things, who loves all that you have made, keep us from hiding behind doing the right thing, but incline our hearts to pursue doing good in this world, that we would value people above laws and life above mere things and we would find joy in the good we might do for one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water?”‘ – Luke 13:14-15