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John 2:4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.”
I nearly lost myself in caregiving. My concern for others gave me tunnel vision, and I stopped tending to my own needs. I became irritable and unreasonable without knowing it. My relationships worsened.
I only developed serenity by the grace of God and with the help of humans. As I learn, I can change. Today I play caregiver and protector for myself. The Serenity Prayer sorts my concerns. I explore my motivations. I allow people the dignity of directing their own lives. And in a surprise twist, practicing detachment has made me a far better mother than meddling ever did.
God, please make clear my concerns for today, and clear my mind of concerns not mine.
MOVING FORWARD: Spend time with the Serenity Prayer today.