Father, you have given us a big vision for a job that so often seems so easy, natural and small as to feel as if we couldn’t possibly be getting it right. When our love flows naturally from you to others, we hardly notice it happening. For those times when we love one another well in a way that includes both give and take - we give thanks.
For those times when either we perceive or come to know that we have experienced a love fail - we ask for mercy. Forgive us our clumsy love-less ways!
Thank you for your guidance in these matters. For today, we lay our weapons of defensiveness down and ask for your continued patience as we practice loving respect for you, ourselves and others.