A Collect for Courage in the Face of Goodness
"Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid." - Luke 8:35 (ESV)
Holy God, who brings order to the universe and order within our souls, you know that sometimes what is good and right and beautiful can also strike us as fearful and unwanted. Give us steadfastness to remain present with you in what you are doing, trusting that it is good, even if we fear it, in the name of your Son, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.