A Collect for Accepting Harsh Truth
"Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division." - Luke 12:51 (ESV)
Lord Jesus, who knew your words would stir up hearts and inflame our sinful beings even before you took our flesh upon you, forgive us for turning your life-giving words and commands into reason for revolt and schism, and give us grace to accept things that we do not want to hear in order to receive life in the hurting and needy places of our lives, through you who walked among those who rejected you in the power of the Father and company of the Holy Spirit, together as one. Amen.