Monday, 2 October 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery

REALITY


“The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.”

– Oscar Wilde

In my addiction I avoided things that I did not like, did not want to consider. I hid from life and condemned things I did not wish to understand. My ego created a hypocritical purity that enabled me to judge, condemn and abuse the thoughts and ideas of those I considered inferior to myself.

Today I try to live and let live. I do this not to avoid conflict or criticism but because I have found, through experience, how my ideas and attitudes have changed during my years of recovery. People who I would have condemned to Hell have now become my friends and mentors. Concepts and lifestyles that were once abhorrent to me are now appreciated and inspiring. What was once dismissed as immoral is today, for me, a part of life.

God of Truth and Reality, help me to accept the difference that is in others.
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