Two Remedies

One: John McCain to wounded veterans (Curtsy: The Remedy) When a nation goes to war, a million tragedies ensue. None are more painful than the loss and injury of a country’s finest patriots. It is terrible thing, war, but not the worst thing. You know that, you who have endured the heartache and deprivations of war so that the worst thing would not befall us, so that America might be secure in her freedom.

And (also curtsy to The Remedy) from Elizabeth Spalding's new Truman bio, Truman's daily prayer.
Oh Almighty and Everlasting God, Creator of heaven and earth and the universe: Help me to be, to think, to act what is right, because it is right: Make me truthful, honest, and honorable in all things: Make me intellectually honest for sake of right and honor and without thought of reward to me. Give me the ability to be charitable, forgiving, and patient with my fellow men -- Help me to understand their motives and shortcomings -- even as thou understandest mine: Amen.
Isn't his use of "understand" interesting? We have difficulty being charitable precisely because we think we do understand our opponent's motives and shortcomings.