Some very sound advice for all of us
Just past the familiar opening phrases of serenity, courage and wisdom in Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer comes this statement:
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time,
The prayer invites us to stay focus on the present , not to be trapped by past regrets or future anxieties. To live fully alive today, not drifting off to yesterday or tomorrow.
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matt 6:34)
I have struggled with this. I remember preparing for a wonderful vacation trip with my family, but even as I boarded the airplane, my mind raced ahead. In my mind’s eye I could see myself boarding the plane to return, the vacation over and done. I felt…
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