Step by Step
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
” …We realized that the people who wronged us were perhaps spiritually sick. Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.” – Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd Edition, 1976, Ch 5, pp 66-7.
Today, let go my resentments and other ill feelings I might harbor for someone else to my Higher Power. I cannot justify feeling anger and anything else bad against anyone else if I hope or expect no one to have such feelings toward me. If I claim spiritual disease as the root of my own misconduct, I have to allow the same to those who have offended me. While I might never grow to like those the person I believe has offended me, rightfully or not, I need to at least work toward revenge or hopes that something bad befalls someone else. Today, as I hope no one wishes me ill, I cannot justify hoping the worst for someone else. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015