Merciful God, Jesus calls us
to be as you are - full of compassion.
We ask that we be helped to let go of hatred
before it begins to warp our lives.
As we face and accept our own failings
may we grow in understanding for the failures of others,
especially when these have hurt us or people we love.
May we find it in our hearts to forgive
not just for the sake of the other but for ourselves.
— By a Columban Missionary