My heart hurts this morning.

It hurts for those devastated by hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and floods.

It hurts for all who struggle daily to find clean water, food for their children and decent medical care.

And it especially hurts for the way we treat each other. We think we have the license to say anything about anyone anytime. We assume we have done something substantive just because we make a pronouncement on social media. We see those we disagree with as enemies whom we can justifiably treat any way we wish.

Lord, I know I cannot change the heart of anyone else. But I ask you to change my heart so I see every single person as your child for whom Jesus died. And that you do so when I least want you to.

I pray this in the name of the One who loves me so much he longs to transform me from the inside-out.