History, as they say, has a way of repeating itself. It also lends much to be learned from experience. So ponder on this for minute, “serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
Wisdom may be the most powerful word in that phrase. Discernment is not easily won. You will likely interpret Niebuhr’s actions to best suit your own platform. But whether your struggle is global or more personal, I believe it is a prayer best put into practice.
My grandfather was a recovering alcoholic and also an incredible leader who served in many wars and conflicts over for our countr y. I know, without a doubt, he relied on this phrase countless times.
Accepting things I cannot change is for me, the hardest part. Learning to trust my own wisdom, and surrounding myself with those who wisely help choose, a close second. I wish for you all three. Go with Grace.