Saturday, 13 May 2017

Keep It Simple #essentialsofrecovery



Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.

—Harry Emerson Fosdick


Hate is like an illness. It steals our hope, our love, our relationships. Hate puts distance between people. Hate can give us a false sense of power. Do I use hate to make myself feel important?
Our program tells us to let go of hate. Hate and sobriety don’t mix. Hate doesn’t let us connect with our Higher Power.

Ours is a program of love and respect. We’re taught that if someone treats us wrong, we still should be respectful in our response. Why? Because we’re changed by our actions. If we act with hate, we become hateful. If we act in a respectful way, we become respectable.

Prayer for the Day: Hate is the drug of those who are afraid. Higher Power, help me to be free from hate today.

Action for the Day: It’s self-centered to hate. Today, I’ll read pages 60-62 of Alcoholics Anonymous(Third Edition) about being self-centered. 
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