Prayer: God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed;

God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed;
Give me courage to change things which must be changed;
And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.

Author unknown but used by Reinhold Niebuhr – http://www.bartleby.com/73/1472.html

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HESCHEL: Look for the Oneness in interfaith and Reinhold Niebuhr was the one who understood best

Heschel counted among his friends other prophets of this period in our history: William Sloane Cotton, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, and others.

He also included among his friends many Christian theologians. In fact, according to his daughter, he said that Reinhold Niebuhr “understood his work better than anyone else.”

In his interfaith dialogues, he avoided conversation on differences; he and his interlocutors explored those religious attitudes which they shared. – http://www.preacherexchange.com/br_abraham_joshua_heschel_essential_writings.htm