Columban Daily Prayer

Prayer for Insight

St. Jerome, through your anger and confrontations
you remind us that we all have a duty
to challenge others from time to time.
You also remind us that we have a duty
to examine ourselves and confront
our own weaknesses and harmful behaviors.
Your life teaches that I must accept others
for who they are.
You taught of the danger of self-righteousness;
of the importance of reflecting upon
one of Jesus' most insightful teachings:
"Let the man who has no sin on his conscience
throw the first stone.";
In the light of your teachings, Saint Jerome,
help me to see my own self clearly.
Help me to confront my own biases
and to act to change others only out of love.
Help me to remember that love alone
can make changes for the good.

Amen.