April 15, 2007

Love is the Answer

A.A. Thought for the Day

In A.A. we have insurance. Our faith in God is a kind of insurance against the terrible things that might happen to us if we ever drink again. By putting our drink problem in the hands of God, we've taken out a sort of insurance policy, which insures us against the ravages of drink, as our homes are insured against destruction by fire. Am I paying my A.A. insurance premiums regularly?

Meditation for the Day

I must try to love all humanity. Love comes from thinking of every man or woman as your brother or sister, because they are children of God. This way of thinking makes me care enough about them to really want to help them. I must put this kind of love into action by serving others. Love means no severe judging, no resentments, no malicious gossip, and no destructive criticism. It means patience, understanding, compassion, and helpfulness.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may realize that God loves me, since He is the Father of us all. I pray that I in turn may have love for all of His children.

from Twenty Four Hours A Day Hazelden Foundation PO Box 176 Center City, MN 55012©

1 comment:

erinsav said...

I wanted to comment on this blog entry because I just blogged about something similar on my own site.

I have a tendency to judge others and it is something that I am working to change about myself. I don't know when or where I picked up this terrible behavior. I pick others apart but not because I think I am so much better than them, it's almost because I want to feel better about myself by doing it. But it no longer works and I need to stop.

You can read more about this in my post at http://www.whatwinnersdo.com