“Hard to Know”
Sometimes, O God, it’s hard to know what we know in the sense that so often we don’t have all the facts or we don’t know how to interpret the facts or we don’t know if what we think are facts are in fact facts.
Lord, give us wisdom to know the difference between what we know, what we think we know, and what we don’t know.
Sometimes, O God, it’s hard to know what we know in the sense that the truths that we are convinced are truths are difficult to bear and difficult to live out in real life in the real world; we know—and it is hard to know—that the ways of Jesus that are supposed to be the ways of Christians come down to truths like love, forgiveness, mercy, and compassion.
Lord, give us the courage of our convictions to live out in real, practical, and consistent ways the truths that were embodied in Jesus Christ and that are, if we are the Body of Christ, embodied in us.