Prayer for March 2: Please pray with me. God of life, you come to us to give us life. Yet, often we reject this and you. You love us so much that you give us the freedom to reject you. You love us so much that were willing to be scapegoated – an ultimate scapegoat. That is self-sacrifice. That is love – selfless love. We can’t comprehend this kind of love. So often we love but with strings attached. We forgive, but with conditions. We advocate peace, but with exceptions. We offer grace, but for a limited time. Yet, you do all of this without the “buts.” Help us to be more like you God. To give without expecting anything in return. To give generously. To give selflessly. To give lovingly. And forgive us when we fail each day as you know we will. Forgive us so that we might be able to offer forgiveness in return to others. Amen.