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May 17, 2016 – Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

AA Thought for the Day
A lot of well-meaning people treat an alcoholic like the priest and the Levite. They pass by on the other side by scorning him and telling him what a low person he is, with no willpower. Whereas, he really has fallen for alcohol in the same way as the man in the store fell among robbers. And the member of AA who is working with others is like the Good Samaritan. Am I moved with compassion?

Do I take care of another alcoholic whenever I can?

Meditation for the Day
I must constantly live in preparation for something better to come. All of life is a preparation for something better. I must anticipate the morning to come. I must feel, in the night of sorrow, that understanding joy that tells of confident expectation of better things to come. “Sorrow may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Know that God has something better in store for you, as long as you are making yourself ready for it. All your existence in this world is a training for a better life to come.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that when life is over, I will return to an eternal, spaceless life with God. I pray that I may make this life a preparation for a better life to come.

Hazelden Foundation

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