A Collect to See People as God Sees
God of great humility, who sees the world so differently than we, help us to recognize people beyond their status and wealth and see them as you do, that we would not esteem things temporal, but would value things eternal and that which you treasure in your heart, through Jesus Christ your Son, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen.
'He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."' - Mark 12:41-44