A Lenten Collect to Expect Resistance to Good

Lord God, who sees into the hearts of all people, let us not be surprised when people oppose us for doing good, for they opposed you. Keep us ready to do what is right and loving and holy and to live as members of your kingdom now and always, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who suffered for righteousness and sat down at your right hand in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”‘ – Luke 13:31