A Lenten Collect to Love those in Need

Lord Jesus Christ, full of compassion and love, you welcomed those in need and offered yourself to those who asked of you, regardless of their station. Give us hearts that embrace those who are needy and broken, that we would be like our master, giving love to all who desire it, through you who lives with the Father and Holy Spirit in an exchange of infinite love, forever and ever. Amen. ‘And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” – Luke 15:2