“They Went and Reported”
Keep us aware, O God, of our responsibility to one another; keep us especially alert to those situations in which forgiveness is not appropriately offered and grace is not appropriately practiced in our community of faith.
When we see such actions carried out in our midst, remind us to cry out to you, knowing that you care very much about the ways that our experience of your grace does or does not impact our attitudes and behaviors.
Give us the grace to pay enough attention to how other people are mistreated that we will be distressed over it.
“When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place.” (Matthew 18:31)