As the season of Lent begins, I pray the Serenity Prayer: to enter a space of calm & contemplation that I may recollect Jesus’ life, death and resurrection with hopeful longing.
Despite news cycles that threaten the peace & raise anxieties, this time will be an opportunity to reflect on things for which I am grateful, and to be more Christ-like: to share love, joy and hope with those around me.
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. Living one day at a time. Enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make things right if I surrender to His Will, so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever and ever in the next. Amen.Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr
Photo taken at the Grotto, Church of St Ignatius, 13 Feb 2021. This is our parish church:: where we got married, where the girls were baptised, and where we celebrated with the community each week before The Crazy began. Loving Husband and I ran there to visit and to pray.