There is an old story about a monastery that fell upon hard times. There was a day when the buildings were busy with people and the halls were filled with joyful songs, but now it was nearly deserted. People no longer came to visit and the monks shuffled through the halls and praised God with heavy hearts. So, the Abbot decided to visit a Rabbi who lived in the woods not far off from the monastery. When he came to the cabin door, the Rabbi stepped out to welcome him. Once ...
Clive Staple Lewis was (1898–1963) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. After serving in W.W.I., he found himself an atheist. But after teaching for years at Oxford University, his intellectual curiosity moved him to faith. First he was a theist, but eventually he became a Christina in1931. Lewis is perhaps best known for his work, The Chronicles of Narnia, but, for Christians, his Mere Christianity, has become the text book for anyone who desired to ...
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the people I cannot change,
which is pretty much everyone,
since I’m clearly not you, God.
At least not the last time I checked.
And while you’re at it, God,
please give me the courage
to change what I need to change about myself,
which is frankly a lot, since, once again,
I’m not you, which means I’m not perfect.
It’s better for me to focus on changing myself
than to worry about changing other people,
who, as you’ll no