Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Reflection for the Day
In a very real sense, we are imprisoned by our inability or unwillingness to reach out for help to a Power greater than ourselves. But in time, we pray to be relieved of the bondage of self, so that we can better do God’s will. In the words of Ramakrishna, “The sun and moon are not mirrored in cloudy waters, thus the Almighty cannot be mirrored in a heart that is obsessed by the idea of ‘me and mine.'”
Have I set myself free from the prison of self-will and pride which I myself have built? Have I accepted freedom?
Today I Pray
May the word freedom take on new meanings for me, not just “freedom from” my addiction, but “freedom to” overcome it. Not just freedom from the slavery of self-will, but freedom to hear and carry out the will of God.
Today I Will Remember
Freedom from means freedom to.
You are reading from the book:
A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation