Please pray for me and the struggle in my soul to forgive my ex-spouse and those beguiled by her to support false witness against me. My estranged daughter confronted me with claims that her father, who taught her virtues growing up, was a fraud. How difficult — and wondrous — it is to take upon oneself Jesus’ challenge to love those who make themselves so thoroughly an enemy to yourself! I can sometimes fully sense the enormity of Love whence came the words Jesus uttered in forgiving those who put Him on the cross. I know then the power of love that can forgive all. Now, in the night, that love seems asleep in the boat as an emotional storm rages. I thought I was learning well, until recently when I could not return the call of a former mutual friend who I still blame for supporting my ex. May I do so today.
Lord, I am still a piece of work to continue to be formed by Your love. Forgive me my trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against me. May I continue to grow in awareness of Your super-abundant Love. May I, Your would-be servant, better assist You in sharing that love. Help those who similarly struggle with false witness, especially those who are publicly smeared for political purposes. Amen.