Both my parents died without any reconciliation between us. I , their only child, did not live up to their expectations. Nor did they to mine. I wish it had not been so, and they must have felt the same way. The ritual of reunion never happened. The distance between us was so great that I didn't ever attend their funerals.
Sometimes there are parts of our lives that are unmendable. We cannot always put the pieces of our life back together again. Lost jobs, shattered relationships, loved ones who have died, dreams never brought to birth, and disease, aging or accidents are all situations that cannot be restored.
Although we may not be able to put the old pieces of a situation back togther again we can still mend our spirits.
The Serentity prayer expresses the vital truth - we need wisdom to know when something is unmendable and when it is reparable. We need courage to take the steps to move on with our lives, whether those steps are leaving someone or something behind, or returning to the brokeness and taking action to put the pieces back together.
The healing of our spirit will come when we let go of the past and stop trying to have things as they used to be .
God can give us the wisdom and courage to let go of any old pain or difficulties.
Scripture: Isaiah 43:14-21
Do not remember the former things,
or consider the things of old
I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth,
do you not perceive it?
I have 'let go' of most of my former ways of life. There were lots of pieces I could not fix. I've had to build a new lifestyle for myself and with the good Lord's help, today, I'm doing just fine.
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
The Serenity Prayer
I've also seen the ending to that prayer say...
and the wisdom to know it's me.
Today I will let go of one of the pieces of my past that cannot be mended.
'On Ya' - ma