“ ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Mark 12:31; NLT).

“Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us”  (Luke 11:4; NIV).

“But I say, love your enemies!” (Matthew 5:44; NLT).

“Pray for those who hurt you” (Luke 6:28; NLT).

When we can’t love those
Whose faith and ways
Are different from our own,
Please help us, at least,
To tolerate them.

And when we can’t even
Tolerate them,
Help us, at least,
To pray for them.

And when we can’t even
Pray for them,
Help us to remember
That we are the ones at fault –
Not them.


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