How would you define ‘Serenity’? For me, it speaks of calm in the midst of storm, or a sense of peace that touches our spirit and transforms our thinking. The line of trees gives a sense of what I’m searching for, along with the road disappearing into mist. The trees act as simple signposts, defining the edge of the road.
Here is a dictionary definition of Serenity; ‘A state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.’ I wish! Proclaims my inner voice. But lets not be too harsh on ourselves! Here are some no doubt familiar words written by Reinhold Niebuhr (an American theologian): ‘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.’ Got it in one Reinhold!!! It’s easier said than done, I agree, but what a great starting point as we step out on our own journey, leading ever onward to Easter
As we walk the road of Lent, leading us ever closer to Easter, lets try and take moments to remind ourselves of Reinhold’s wisdom and allow Serenity to seep into our hearts and souls…even for a minute!