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Dec. 7, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

AA Thought for the Day
When people come back to AA after having a slip, the temptation is strong to say nothing about it. No other AA member should force them to declare themselves. It is entirely up to them. If they are well-grounded in AA, they will realize that it’s up to them to speak up at the next meeting and tell about their slip. There is no possible evasion of this duty, if they are thoroughly honest and really desirous of living the AA way again. When they have done it, their old confidence returns. They are home again. Their slip should not be mentioned again by others. They are again a good member of AA.

Am I tolerant of other peoples’ mistakes?

Meditation for the Day
It is in the union of a soul with God that strength, new life and spiritual power come. Bread sustains the body, but we cannot live by bread alone. To try to do the will of God is the meat and support of true living. We feed on that spiritual food. Soul starvation comes from failing to do so. The world talks about bodies that are undernourished. What of the souls that are undernourished? Strength and peace come from partaking of spiritual food.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may not try to live by bread alone. I pray that my spirit may live by trying to do the will of God as I understand it.

Hazelden Foundation

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