A Collect to Be Marked Principally by Love
Great Trinity of persons, whose nature is perfect love, let love be the foundation of our character as it is with you, that our lives would be marked by our care for one another, and we would reveal your nature to the world as a people of love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with the Father and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
'Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."' - Mark 12:29-31