July 2, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Sunday, July 2, 2017

AA Thought for the Day
In the association with members of the AA group to which we belong, we have the advantage of sincere friendship and understanding of the other members who, through social and personal contact, take us away from our old haunts and environments and help to remove in large measure the occasions of alcoholic suggestion. We find in this association a sympathy and a willingness on the part of most members to do everything in their power to help us.

Do I appreciate the wonderful fellowship of AA?

Meditation for the Day
“Except ye become as little children, ye cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.”¬† In this saying, it is urged that all who seek heaven on earth or in the hereafter should become like little children. In seeking things of the spirit and in our faith, we should try to become childlike. Even as we grow older, the years of seeking can give us the attitude of the trusting child. Not only for its simple trust should we have the childlike spirit, but also for its joy in life, its ready laughter, its lack of criticism and its desire to share. In Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol,” even old Scrooge changed when he got the child-spirit.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may become like a child in faith and hope. I pray that I may, like a child, be friendly and trusting.

Hazelden Foundation

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