Change The World By Changing Yourself

An aging religious leader says this about himself – “I was a revolutionary when I was young and my prayer to God was: ‘Lord give me the energy to change the world.’

As I approached middle age and realised that half my life was gone without my changing a single soul, I changed my prayer to: ‘Lord, give me the grace to change all those who come in contact with me. Just my family and friends, and I shall be content.’

Now that I am an old man and my days are numbered, my one prayer is: “Lord, give me the grace to change myself.” If I had prayed for this from the start I would not have wasted my life.