‘My thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are my ways your ways.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
so high are my ways above your ways,
my thoughts above your thoughts’ says the Lord.
How small our thoughts can be,
and how poor our ways of seeing and judging.
We think miserly thoughts,
and act in miserly ways.
Because we have small minds and small hearts.
Lord, open our minds and enlarge our hearts,
so that we think more like you,
and act more like you.
Let us not to begrudge your goodness to others,
knowing that we too are undeserving
of your favours,
and stand more in need of your mercy
than of your justice. Amen.