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A Serenity Prayer for America

A call for peace after a heated election.

Whatever our politics, the end of a two year campaign brings relief. Many of us probably empathize with the four-year old who became a Youtube sensation when she tearfully moaned that she was “tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.”

As President Obama said in his victory speech, we have a long road ahead of us. The road will feel smoother if we travel closer together. Some are thinking about the next election. Let us, rather, think about each other and what we can do to address the challenges we face.

Reinhold Niebuhr composed a prayer made famous though its adoption by AA. It asks God to “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”

To that let us all say “Amen.”

By Evan Moffic, Rabbi of Congregation Solel in Highland Park. 

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The Q November 08, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Thank you for the wisdom Rabbi.....
Rabbi Evan Moffic November 08, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Thank you!

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