2 Kings 3.14
As God-of-the-Angel-Armies lives, and before whom I stand ready to serve, if it weren't for the respect I have for Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I wouldn't give you the time of day.
may our respect for others come from our respect for you. may we be kind to others because of you and your kindness to us. may we love others because of our love for you - you loved us first. may we always see other people as you see them - with love for your creation, with the life you created them for. thank you for the grace that lets us always go beyond ourselves, always empowers us to bear your fruit no matter how impossible to do so on our own, to act with your attitude. thank you for life, for being with, being in us, so we can do all these things.