Sometimes I am amazed, Lord, at the people
you have chosen to do your work.  
But you see beyond the superficial to the hidden goodness
and abilities of the people you have made in your image.  
Help me to accept the gifts you have bestowed on me
and to offer them to others.  
It would be a shame if out of a false sense of humility
I did not offer to others what you have so generously given me.  
Lord give me the courage to give of myself to others today.