Scripture for the day is Psalm 145:1-9

I will extol you, my God and King,
    and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you,
    and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall laud your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed,
    and I will declare your greatness.
They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness,
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his compassion is over all that he has made.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I confess I am much like Jonah. I want you to be loving only to certain people. I give lip service to “loving everyone,” but I don’t really do it. Teach me to be compassionate to all you have made. Help me start by being patient with that person in my life I struggle so much to love. Amen.