Friday, November 18, 2011
I’m reminded of The Serenity Prayer that my mom hung in our Roseville kitchen: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference” (Reinhold Niebuhr). We live in an uncertain world, and there are a myriad of things (internal and external) that we cannot change. I believe that the wise, fulfilled life is lived with a maximum effort to steward our time, talents and treasures while holding all things loosely. Serenity, courage and wisdom are precious virtues, and they’re three things for which I regularly pray to increase in my own life.