Leviticus 19:18

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Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. - Leviticus 19:18

Dear Jesus,

I am too coy to outwardly seek revenge against someone. Mine is more subversive. I can turn the cold shoulder, ignore their needs, make them suffer alone, simply because I'm put out with them. Your Spirit convicts me that this is wrong. Open my heart to love my enemies and to avoid making family and friends pay for their neglect or coarse behavior. Instead, make me honest, loving, committed to generosity and forgiving. Help me get over myself and my endless need to be coddled by sinners. Help me give them lots of room for mistakes so I show them what grace is like.


Pastor Don Patterson

Letting go of another's fault is profoundly Christlike.