Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
AA Thought for the Day
How good a sponsor am I? When I bring new members to a meeting, do I feel that my responsibility has ended? Or do I make it my job to stay with them until they have either become good members of AA or have found another sponsor? If they don’t show up for a meeting, do I say to myself: “Well, they’ve had it put up to them, so if they don’t want it, there’s nothing more I can do?” Or do I look them up and find out whether there is a reason for their absence or that they don’t want AA? Do I go out of my way to find out if there is anything more I can do to help?
Am I a good sponsor?
Meditation for the Day
“First be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift to God.” First I must get right with other people and then I can get right with God. If I hold a resentment against someone, which I find it very difficult to overcome, I should try to put something else constructive into my mind. I should pray for the one against whom I hold the resentment. I should put that person in God’s hands and let God show him or her the way to live. “If a man say: ‘I love God’ and hateth his brother, he is a liar, for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may see something good in every person, even one I dislike, and that I may let God develop the good in that person.