Thursday, 6 July 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery

POWER


“The measure of man is what he does with power.”

–Pittacus


With my recovery has come a certain success, and with the success comes power. Power comes with the spiritual program, but it must be exercised responsibly. Just as the disease used alcohol to destroy my life, so it can use power to destroy me in sobriety. Power is a doubled-edged sword that has led many back to drinking. Certainly an abuse of power is not consistent with sobriety.

Today I am respectful of power because I know it can lead to an inflated ego or an arrogant personality that continues to destroy the quality of life. Today I surround myself with friends who will remind me of my roots.

Teach me not to use my White Anglo-Saxon Protestant heritage to belittle or patronize those from minority groups.

Teach me to exercise power responsibly.
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