Thursday, February 4, 2021

Trust in the Lord

Lord,


Grant me the serenity to accept the things 

I cannot change, 

the courage to change the things I can,

and wisdom to know the difference.


                                         -Serenity Prayer*



It is difficult to let go of anger and malcontent, especially when life is not perfect and so many things are in jeopardy of falling apart.  


It is difficult to acknowledge the things beyond our control, especially for the control freaks. 


It is difficult not to wake up angry, especially when you do not trust the people in charge to have your best interest at heart and you have to wonder if those people have a heart.  


It is difficult to not let the noise of malcontent, selfish desires and varying interests, confuse the priorities of getting everyone on track toward a coherent vision of peace and prosperity, especially if not all have the same wish.  


It is difficult, but not undoable to come together and work to accomplish goals toward mutual interests of peace and prosperity.  


The Lord will guide the way if only you allow for it. 


Beware the malcontents and agitators that will hender, control through ignorance and abuse of power.  


Be aware and follow the guiding lights that will pave the way.  


Trust in the Lord.  


Trust in the holy, not unholy, the wise, not the unwise, the peacemakers not the agitators, because only the holy, the wise and peacemakers actually follow the Lord.




*Reinhold Niebuhr


  “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”        ...