My heart is filled with sorrow dear Lord as I look upon those who live deceived — those who think you are the enemy. I want them to see the freedom you offer; the life you offer; the hope you give. Help me not to get caught up in senseless arguments. Suppress my desire to win an argument. Fill me with your wisdom so that my words speak eternity and hope to those who wander in darkness. Show me how to lead them to you with gentleness, with caring, with your wise hand.
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. – Titus 3:3-7 (NASB)