Daily Recovery Readings
June 27, 2017
CONFORMING TO THE A.A. WAY
We obey A.A.’s Steps and Traditions because we really want them for ourselves. It is no longer a question of good or evil; we conform because we genuinely want to conform. Such is our process of growth in unity and function. Such is the evidence of God’s grace and love among us.
— A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 106
It is fun to watch myself grow in A.A. I fought conformity to A.A. principles from the moment I entered, but I learned from the pain of my belligerence that, in choosing to live the A.A. way of life, I opened myself to God’s grace and love. Then I began to know the full meaning of being a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“In spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal. Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Foreword To Third Edition, pg. xxii~
Keep It Simple
Hell is not to love anymore.—Geogre Bernanos
Someone in an AA group said, “From the first day I started this program, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven.” This person had walked into a room full of love. In recovery, we are spiritual people because we believe in love. We have faith in love.
Love is respect. Love is truth with kindness. Love is being willing to forgive and help others.
Love is thinking about how our Higher Power wants us to act. Love is what we do best. We have turned our will and our life over to love.
Prayer for the Day:
I pray that I may love all parts of life. Higher Power, help me seek out love, not material things.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll think about what I love about recovery. I will share this with a couple of friends and my Higher Power.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Complex emotions can bottle up inside you until you find a way to express them. Thankfully, this challenge won’t slow you down now that loquacious Mercury is active in your sign. Although you’re not one to share your feelings unless you’re with someone you explicitly trust, you might experience a sense of urgency to speak your mind. Don’t fall victim to an impulsive reaction; a cautious and methodical telling of your story is ultimately more productive than an unpremeditated outburst. Author Jean Houston said, “No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.”