Lord God, you have taught us
that we are members one of another
and that we can never live to ourselves alone:
we thank you for the community of which we are part;
for those who share with us in its activities,
and for all who serve its varied interests.
Help us, as we have opportunity,
to make our own contributions to the community
and to learn to be good neighbors,
that by love we may serve one another,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Frank Colquhoun, 1909-1997, evangelical priest; Church of England
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.