Sunday May 8th 2011

Thought for the Day

“God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

*Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold NiebuhrBorn: June 21, 1892 Wright City, Missouri
Died: June 1, 1971 Stockbridge, Massachusetts

An American theologian and commentator on public affairs. Starting as a leftist minister in the 1920s indebted to theological liberalism, he shifted to the new Neo-Orthodox theology in the 1930s, explaining how the sin of pride created evil in the world. He attacked utopianism as useless for dealing with reality, writing in The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944):

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