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April 12, 2016 – A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 

Reflection for the Day

If we attempt to understand rather than to be understood, we can more quickly assure a newcomer that we have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. All of us, whatever our race, creed, color or ethnic heritage, are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms – as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try. 

Do I know the difference between sympathy and empathy? Can I put myself in the newcomer’s shoes? 

Today I Pray

May I try to love all humanity as children of a living God. May I respect the different ways through which they find and worship Him. May I never be so rigid as to discount another’s path to God or so insensitive that I use the fellowship of the group as a preaching ground to extol my religious beliefs as the only way. I can only know what works for me. 

Today I Will Remember

We are all children of God. 

Hazelden Foundation

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