Triune God, You are the glorious Three yet One. Even before time began, You have existed in loving community as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Holy God, if even You exist in community – then how can we not? Yet how we struggle with this. Sometimes we maintain this distance between ourselves and others. Sometimes we fail to embrace those who are new and different.
Father, forgive us. As sinners, aren’t we totally unlike You? As creatures, shouldn’t You maintain a distance from us? Yet You have drawn near to us through Christ. You joined us with Christ – even making us His Body!
Lord, bring about deep change in our hearts, and bold change in our church community! Let us be a people who always display the loving welcome You have shown us. We ask all this in Jesus’ name, amen.