Your words, O God, are Spirit and life. Jn 6:63
The words that seem too strike me over and over as those that give me hope and life have been given by God, I believe, through Reinhold Neibuhr in this familiar prayer: The Serenity Prayer. I share it this day in its full form and pray that we may all spend this last Friday in Lent resting in it’s promise and hope. Let’s live this today and see if our lives aren’t more peaceful, hopeful, and loving.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking as God did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that God will make all things right if I surrender to God’s will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with God in the next. Amen.”
May serenity, courage, and wisdom fill our hearts and minds.