Daily Recovery Readings
October 24, 2018
“BY FAITH AND BY WORKS”
On anvils of experience, the structure of our Society was hammered out. . . . Thus has it been with A.A. By faith and by works we have been able to build upon the lessons of an incredible experience. They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which — God willing — shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 131
God has allowed me the right to be wrong in order for our Fellowship to exist as it does today. If I place God’s will first in my life, it is very likely that A.A. as I know it today will remain as it is.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends—this is an experience you must not miss.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 89~
Keep It Simple
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.—Oliver Wendell Homes
Lying, above anything else, brings us close to getting crazy again. Lying is what addicts do.
In our addiction, our whole life was a lie.
Lying creates danger because it creates secrets. Secrets keep us from others. To stay sober, we need to stay close to people. We can’t make it on our own.
Lying creates danger because it creates shame. A lie, like a drink, may make us feel good for the moment. But in the long run, it creates shame.
Do we still lie to deal with the world? Lies are like drinks—one leads to another.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me to live today free of lies.
Action for the Day:
For the next twenty-four hours, I will tell no lies. If I do I’ll go back and do Step Ten. I will remember that lies can lead to relapse.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
If a once-exciting project has lately become energy sapping, it’s time to adopt a different approach. The right tactics should build enthusiasm, rather than drain it. The bottom line is you might be trying to do something solo that’s ideally a job for two or more. The Full Moon in your 11th House of Group Participation amplifies the urge to join up with others who are aiming for the same goal. A clever collaboration allows you to do more than you can on your own. Michael Jordan said, “Talent wins games. But teamwork and intelligence win championships.”