Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
AA Thought for the Day
“No one is too discredited, nor has sunk too low, to be welcomed cordially into AA, if he or she means business. Social distinctions, petty rivalries and jealousies are laughed out of countenance. Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to us. In AA, we have true democracy and true brotherhood.”
Has AA taught me to be truly democratic?
Meditation for the Day
When you call on God in prayer to help you overcome weakness, sorrow, pain, discord, and conflict, God never fails in some way to answer the appeal. When you are in need of strength for yourself or for the help of some other person, call on God in prayer. The power you need will come simply, naturally, and forcefully. Pray to God not only when you need help, but also just to commune with Him. The spirit of prayer can alter an atmosphere from one of discord to one of reconciliation. It will raise the quality of thought and word and bring order out of chaos.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may bring peace where there is discord. I pray that I may bring conciliation where there is conflict.