Let Love Guide Us, Jan. 17: Love is Kind (Day 3)
O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
God of all love, let our dealings with each other be marked by kindness. Not the weak and toxic milk of “bless their heart” that carries superiority in its tone, not the avoidance of challenging conversations in the name of “keeping the peace,” but instead a loving-kindness that is clear and honest and truthful and humble. Help us model the loving kindness toward others that you show us. Amen.