March 17, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Friday, March 17, 2017

AA Thought for the Day
AA also helps us to hang onto sobriety. By having regular meetings so that we can associate with other alcoholics who have come through that same door in the wall, by encouraging us to tell the story of our own sad experiences with alcohol, and by showing us how to help other alcoholics, AA keeps us sober. Our attitude toward life changes from one of pride and selfishness to one of humility and gratitude.

Am I going to step back through that door in the wall to my old helpless, hopeless, drunken life?

Meditation for the Day
Withdraw into the calm of communion with God. Rest in that calm and peace. When the soul finds its home of rest in God, then it is that real life begins. Only when you are calm and serene can you do good work. Emotional upsets make you useless. The eternal life is calmness and when you enter into that, then you live as an eternal being. Calmness is based on complete trust in God. Nothing in this world can separate you from the love of God.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may wear the world like a loose garment. I pray that I may keep serene at the center of my being.

Hazelden Foundation

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