Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 ESV)
Dear Jesus, You were kind to everyone — even those who denied You and betrayed You. Your response, even to Your executioners, was to extend love and forgiveness. Please help us to remember to extend the same to others when we are hurt. Overwhelm our hearts with the compassion You feel for us so that we can give the same to others. Help us not to get wrapped up in our own hurt feelings and bitterness and cling to Your goodness and merciful heart. Thank You Jesus, for showing us grace when we do not deserve it. In Your Holy Name, I pray, Amen.