We who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. (Romans 15:1, NASB)
Lord, I’m glad to love and serve other people…as long as it’s convenient and reasonably comfortable. I’m willing to give a little money to feed the hungry.
But You want me to bear with those who are weak in other ways, ways that may be inconvenient and uncomfortable for me. You call me to love those are who struggling with emotional scars, blind spots, moral problems, and disordered lives. You call me to be compassionate when hidden fears cause unpredictable and volatile reactions.
Lord, You have always fully accepted me, with all my problems. Help me do the same for others.