Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Original Serenity Prayer

The less catchy but perhaps the differences matter. This is the original words Reinhold Niebuhr used in a sermon preached during World War II.

God, gave us grace
To accept with serenity the
things that cannot be changed

Courage to change the things 
that should be changed,
And wisdom to distinguish the 
one from the other.

Figuring out what can be changed is a process of growing in wisdom. It isn't a formula that we can thoughtlessly apply.

No comments:

Post a Comment