Things have become so divided and tense that we no longer offer people any grace or understanding. To move forward, that has to change.
help us to reclaim our sense of compassion for others,
even when we find it difficult to do so.
May we treat our brothers and sisters
as we would wish to be treated.
You created each of us in your image,
thus making everyone worthy of our love and compassion.
When dealing with a situation that is frustrating you or that you don’t understand, stop for a moment and put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Try to see the situation from his or her perspective.