Deeper understanding … and taking action
The Serenity Prayer
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.
During your time as a volunteer you may well have been confronted with the consequences of poverty in the developing world. Perhaps you have witnessed life in a slum, child labour, prostitution, malnutrition, begging or some of the many other aspects of poverty and inequality. For most people from the developed world the first reaction to these sights is one of shock and horror, followed quickly by one of gratitude for their own more comfortable lives.