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June 5, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Friday, June 5, 2015

Reflection for the Day
The Program teaches me that not too many people can truthfully assert that they love everybody. Most of us have to admit that we’ve loved but a few and that we’ve been quite indifferent to the many. As for the rest, well, we’ve really disliked or hated them. We in The Program find we need something much better than this in order to keep our balance. The idea that we can be possessively loving of a few, can ignore the many and can continue to fear or hate anyone at all, has to be abandoned – if only a little at a time.

At meetings, do I concentrate on the message rather than the messenger?

Today I Pray
May I understand that there is no place in my recovery – or in my entire life as a chemically dependent person – for toxic hatred or lackadaisical indifference. One of the most important positive ideas that I must carry with me is that all humans, as the children of God, make up a loving brother-and-sisterhood. May I find it hard to hate a brother.

Today I Will Remember
Hear the message. Don’t judge the messenger.

Hazelden Foundation

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