Today Christians celebrate the great legacies of Peter and Paul. In these two disciples, God shows us an icon of forgiveness and inclusion.
Peter denied Jesus first and only later professed his faith. Paul persecuted the followers of Jesus before he came to see the light and brought the Gospel to everyone. God counts on our second acts.
O God, may I be given the long view that allows me to live despite sin. May I see myself and others as redeemable and necessary for Your plan.