God of mercy, forgive us for believing so many lies. We have bought into lies that tell us that your justice is at odd with your love. We have bought into lies that tell us that you are angry and disappointed in us. Because of these lies, we have rejected you. We have worshipped false gods—gods of greed and violence—and we have believed that we are worthless. Forgive us, Lord. Have mercy on us. Remind us who you really are. Remind us who we really are. Amen.