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Sept. 15, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: The Eye Opener

The Eye Opener
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

The greatest battles of life are won or lost without the sound of a single shot. Suppose Christ had lost His battle with Satan at the time of His temptation? Its repercussions would have been greater than all the battles of history.

Your greatest victory, your greatest display of courage in your fight against Alcohol was not accomplished amid flying banners and the flourish of trumpets but in the quiet of your own heart.

The most courageous thing a man can do when he has fought a good fight and realizes that he is up against unconquerable odds, is to admit that he is whipped. General Robert E. Lee’s reputation for courage suffered not one bit by his surrender at Appomattox.

Hazelden Foundation

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